|Birth: ||Aug. 11, 1918|
|Death: ||Jun. 24, 2010|
Robert William Hein, 91, of Basehor, Kansas, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at the Golden Living Center Parkway, Edwardsville, Kansas.
Bob was born August 11, 1918 in Basehor, Kansas, where he was a life long resident, the son of Fred and Winnifred (Stephenson) Hein. Bob served in the U.S Army in World War II. He was united in marriage to Marylou Mayfield on October 15, 1947 in Basehor, Kansas. Bob was a member of the United Methodist Church in Basehor, Kansas. He was retired as a sales manager.
Bob is predeceased by his parents, Fred and Winnie Hein, and his sister, Pauline (Hein) Nance, all of Basehor, Kansas.
Survivors include his wife, Marylou Hein of the home; three daughters, Carolee Hein of Green Valley, Arizona; Sandra Duffin of Lansing, Kansas; and Linda Miller of McLouth, Kansas; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; one niece, Joyce (Harry) Woodcock of Leavenworth, Kansas; and one nephew, Charles F. Nance of Chandler, Arizona.
Bob was a very special, caring person who had a smile for everyone he met and loved his family. He enjoyed golfing with his daughter, Carolee and visiting her in Arizona in the winter; watching the KC Chiefs, Royals, and KU Jayhawks play; and loved planting his beautiful flowers in the yard every spring. As Bob loved the outdoors, his neice and nephew have purchased two trees to be planted in his honor at a National Forest closest to his home for the Plant a Tree Program, Saving the Environment.
Bob will be sadly missed by his family and friends but will remain in their memory forever.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday June 28, 2010 at the United Methodist Church, Basehor, Kansas. Officiating will be Rev John Bryden and Rev Bud Jones. Visitation will be one hour before at the church. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Basehor, Kansas.
Arrangements: Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie, Kansas. Condolences may be left for the family at www.quisenberryfh.com .
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"THE DASH" A poem by Linda Ellis
I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend, He referred to the dates on her tombstone from the beginning to the end.
He noted that first came her date of her birth and spoke the following date with tears, But he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.
For that dash represents all the time that she spent alive on earth, and now only those who loved her know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not how much we own, the cars, the house, the cash, What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.
So think about this long and hard, are there things you'd like to change? For you never know how much time is left, that can still be rearranged.
If we could just slow down enough to consider what's true and real, and always try to understand the way other people feel.
And be less quick to anger, and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we've never loved before.
If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile, remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.
So, when your eulogy is being read with your life's actions to rehash, Would you be proud of the things they say...about how you spent your dash?
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Frederick August Hein (1889 - 1968)
Winnifred Stephenson Hein (1893 - 1985)
Created by: Joyce Nance-Woodcock
Record added: Jun 24, 2010
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