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 Robert L. Sheets

Robert L. Sheets

Birth
Robinson, Crawford County, Illinois, USA
Death 29 Oct 2012 (aged 87)
Kimberling City, Stone County, Missouri, USA
Burial Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 100124384 · View Source
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Robert L. Sheets of Kimberling City, passed away peacefully at home on October 29, preceded by his son, Ken.

He was born Jan. 12, 1925 in Robinson, IL. In 1943, he interrupted his college studies to volunteer for service in the Army Air Force. After training he served honorably as an Aerial Photographer and Gunner with the 424th Bomb Squadron in the South West Pacific.

Following his military service, he returned to college, completing his training for teaching, which he pursued for 30 years.

He married Catherine Cordes of Toledo, IL while in school at Eastern Illinois Teachers College. He was an opening staff member at Richwoods High School in Peoria, Illinois. Later opening Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Homewood, Illinois where he authored a chemistry textbook used there. While living in Park Forest, he served as President of the Library Board.

After moving in 1984 to Kimberling City, Missouri, he was an active member of the Elks Lodge 2505 and a member of the Masonic Lodge. Throughout his life there he was involved in volunteer work for the community.

Robert is survived by his wife, Catherine Sheets of Kimberling City, MO; sons, John Sheets and wife, Mary of Des Moines, IA and Lee Sheets and wife, Diane of Park Forest, IL; daughter, Lisa Kendall of Philadelphia, PA; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

His family members invite you to join in a Masonic Memorial Service to be held at the Elks Lodge in Kimberling City, MO at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 10. Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City, MO. Interment will be in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at a later date.


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  • Created by: Mike Knisley
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100124384
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert L. Sheets (12 Jan 1925–29 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100124384, citing Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Springfield, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Mike Knisley (contributor 47024269) .