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Robert Oden Phiffer

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Robert Oden Phiffer

Birth
Friend, Saline County, Nebraska, USA
Death
12 Sep 2015 (aged 81)
Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA
Burial
Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA Add to Map
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Robert Oden Phiffer, 81, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away Sept. 12, 2015, at Maranatha Village.

He was born on June 10, 1934, in Friend, to Willard and Maude (Oden) Phiffer Sr.

He served in the U.S. Army. Robert was united in marriage to Phyllis Fulk on Aug. 15, 1954, in Horton, Kansas.

Robert began his career with Frontier Airlines, in Casper Wyoming. After two years in the service he worked at North Platte, and eventually transferred to Springfield, where he retired. Robert and Phyllis owned and operated Broadway Laundry.

Robert had many loves in his life, the Fourth of July and spending time at the lake, but his greatest love was spending time with his family. Robert enjoyed flying; he received his pilot’s license in the late 1960’s and even built a plane in his garage. While stationed in Germany, Robert and Phyllis had the opportunity to attended the World’s Fair in Brussels. Robert loved to work with his hands, building several clocks and a train table for his daughters. He always joked that he was a Jack of all trades, and a master of none.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Maude Phiffer Sr.; son-in-law, Derek Lanksbury; one brother, Willard Phiffer Jr.

He is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis, of Springfield; two daughters, Victoria (Mark) Gorley, of Springfield, and Lynnette Lanksbury, of Ash Grove; two grandchildren, Dylan (Nicole) Gorley and Tyler (Lindsey) Gorley; one great-granddaughter, Ellie Gorley; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield. Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, is in charge of arrangements.



Robert Oden Phiffer, 81, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away Sept. 12, 2015, at Maranatha Village.

He was born on June 10, 1934, in Friend, to Willard and Maude (Oden) Phiffer Sr.

He served in the U.S. Army. Robert was united in marriage to Phyllis Fulk on Aug. 15, 1954, in Horton, Kansas.

Robert began his career with Frontier Airlines, in Casper Wyoming. After two years in the service he worked at North Platte, and eventually transferred to Springfield, where he retired. Robert and Phyllis owned and operated Broadway Laundry.

Robert had many loves in his life, the Fourth of July and spending time at the lake, but his greatest love was spending time with his family. Robert enjoyed flying; he received his pilot’s license in the late 1960’s and even built a plane in his garage. While stationed in Germany, Robert and Phyllis had the opportunity to attended the World’s Fair in Brussels. Robert loved to work with his hands, building several clocks and a train table for his daughters. He always joked that he was a Jack of all trades, and a master of none.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Maude Phiffer Sr.; son-in-law, Derek Lanksbury; one brother, Willard Phiffer Jr.

He is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis, of Springfield; two daughters, Victoria (Mark) Gorley, of Springfield, and Lynnette Lanksbury, of Ash Grove; two grandchildren, Dylan (Nicole) Gorley and Tyler (Lindsey) Gorley; one great-granddaughter, Ellie Gorley; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield. Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, is in charge of arrangements.


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/152402740/robert_oden-phiffer: accessed ), memorial page for Robert Oden Phiffer (10 Jun 1934–12 Sep 2015), Find a Grave Memorial ID 152402740, citing Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA; Maintained by NJochum (contributor 50966401).