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October 29, 1936 - May 30, 2015
Burial Date: June 2, 2015
Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Kearney
A Visitation for Robert will be held on June 2, 2015, from 10am to noon at Hidden Valley Funeral Home in Kearney. Burial to immediately follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Excelsior Springs.
Robert E. Dover, 78, of Excelsior Springs, MO, passed away May 30, 2015, at NorthCare Hospice & Palliative Care in North Kansas City, MO.
Visitation will be 10 a.m.-12:00 noon, Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at Hidden Valley Funeral Home, Kearney, MO. Burial to follow visitation.
Bob was born October 29, 1936, in Kansas City, MO, to Robert F. & Ellen E. (Simsheuser) Dover.
Bob was in the U.S. Navy from 1955-1959. He served in VW1 as a Radar Operator on a Lockheed Constellation EC121 Warning Star. He was stationed in Guam and Atsugi, Japan. After his discharge he met and married his wife Barbara, and they had 2 children. He worked for International Harvesters in Kansas City, MO, and retired after 39 years of employment. Bob was a very simple man. His greatest joy was spending tie with his family. He also enjoyed playing his guitar, oil painting and wood carving.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers.
Bob leaves behind his loving wife of 55 years Barbara; son: Steve Dover; daughter: Lisa Dover Kinney and husband Kevin; 2 grandsons: Zach Kinney (Alicia), Derek Kinney; 1 great-grandson: Colton Kinney.
He will be greatly missed by his loving family, but we are comforted by fond memories.