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Bob Stein

January 12, 1943 — May 22, 2024

Garden City, Missouri

Bob Stein

Robert (Bob) was born January 12, 1943, at home on a farm near Ava, IL, to John Howard and Bonnie Mae (Davis) Stein. He attended grade and high school at Vergennes, IL.  He went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. IL with a major in social sciences. He joined the Navy, but illness prevented him from continuing the service as a career.

Bob worked as an inventory management specialist for the government. A transfer brought him to MO. Later on, he went to a barber school and opened his own shop in Garden City, and also did some substitute teaching. When Garden City first got an ambulance Bob and Marilyn served as volunteer EMT’s for four years. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Harrisonville, Missouri.  

In 1964 he had married Juanita Stearns and they had three children, Michael, Beverly and Lisa.  After a separation, he met Marilyn Watson at a "Parents Without Partners" event. They were married on August 1, 1975, creating a blended family adding Marilyn's children Greg and Judy. They also adopted Helena to be their daughter.

For many years Bob and Marilyn enjoyed being reenactors in an Old West acting troupe. Bob wrote several of the skits they performed at various festivals. He had a good imagination and wrote six books, some of which were published. And he wrote short stories for some of the grandkids with them as the main character. He also liked to tinker with various projects. Once he made a quadricycle for the grandkids to enjoy.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, son Michael, great grandson Owen, and his step-mother Gloria. He is survived by his wife Marilyn of the home. Children surviving are Gregory Watson (Melody) of Raytown, MO, Beverly Stein of Garden City, Judith Mantone (Tommy) in GA, Helena Park of Harrisonville, MO, and Lisa Linder (Robert) of Harrisonville. Daughter-in-law Jennie of Illinois. There are 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. His is also survived by his brothers Tom and wife Susie, John and wife Lisa, Wade and wife Sandy and step-brother Carl “C.G.”. His sister Marlie Baker and husband Jeff and step-sister Janet Drueke and husband John all of Illinois.

Family suggests contributions may be made to Owen Linder Scholarship Fund at Sherwood High School, Creighton, Missouri. Please make contribution check to the Owen Project. Or to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Memorial Fund, Harrisonville, Missouri and send in care to Dickey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 432, Harrisonville, Missouri. 

Rosary will be Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.  

A Celebration of Life visitation will be held Thursday, May 30, 2024 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Dickey Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.

A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, May 31, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at the Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church, Harrisonville, Missouri.

 Inurnment at Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Missouri. 



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Rosary

Thursday, May 30, 2024

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Celebration of Life Visitation

Thursday, May 30, 2024

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Memorial Mass

Friday, May 31, 2024

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Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

2700 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville, MO 64701

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