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 John Robert “Bob” Hirst

John Robert “Bob” Hirst

Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas, USA
Death 19 May 2008 (aged 84)
Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas, USA
Burial Partridge, Reno County, Kansas, USA
Plot Original Cem., Lot 209, Grave 4
Memorial ID 26952191 · View Source
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PARTRIDGE-John Robert "Bob" Hirst, 84 died May 19, 2008, at Hester Care Center, Wesley Towers. He was born Jan. 7, 1924, at Hutchinson, the son of George Walter and Zella D. Holaday Hirst.

He was a lifetime resident of Partridge, and he graduated from Partridge High School in 1942, and then earned his Associate Degree in Criminal Justice.

He was a retired correctional officer for the Kansas Department of Corrections. He belonged to the Partridge Community Church, and was a member of I.O.O.F. Reno Lodge #99, Patriotic Militant Encampment Reno #21. He was also a WWII veteran serving with the U.S. Army.

On Oct. 20, 1945, he married Erna June Matzen, at Buffalo, Wyoming. She survives.

Survivors include: son John A. Hirst, and wife Bobbie, Hollyrood; daughter; Christina F. Carroll, Hutchinson; brothers, W. Allen and wife Eva Hirst, Hutchinson, George W. and wife Dodie Hirst, Wyoming, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Place of Dear Island, Ore.; Adeline Jacobs of Kipian Sands, Wash.; six grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by a sister, Maryann Tucker.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, at Partridge Community Church, Partridge, with the Rev. R. Samuel Askew presiding. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. Burial will be in Partridge Cemetery, with military graveside honors conducted by Fort Riley Honor Guard. Memorials may be sent to Partridge Community Church, Good Samaritan Fund at Wesley Towers, and Victory in the Valley. Personal condolence may be left at

Obituary from The Hutchinson News paper.

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  • Created by: Phillip H. Pitzer
  • Added: 20 May 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26952191
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Robert “Bob” Hirst (6 Jan 1924–19 May 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26952191, citing Partridge Cemetery, Partridge, Reno County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Phillip H. Pitzer (contributor 46774530) .