|Robert Joe (Bob) Lindley
December 22, 1930 August 24, 2010
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Name = Ken Gaskill
Comments = Brian and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers in this time of loss. God's peace be
with you all.
Name = mike kucera
Comments = My condolences and prayers are with your dad
Name = Anita Garner Birdwell
Comments = Gail, I had not heard about Bob until I saw it in today's Kiowa News. I'm so sorry for your
loss. Seems like I just saw you both out at the Plum Thickett a couple of months ago, (probably more
like two years). I know you have many fond memories over the last 56 plus years. May God surround
you and your family and give you all Peace.
Name = Bradley Ridgway
Comments = I'm sorry to hear about your dad Beverly. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.
|Robert Joe (Bob) Lindley went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 24 at his
home in Wamego, KS. Bob was born December 22, 1930 in Alva, OK to Buford R
and Pauline Bales Lindley.
Bob graduated high school in Pasadena, CA in 1949 but before graduation enlisted
in the US Navy Reserves. He transferred into the US Air Force in 1950 and
served as a jet engine mechanic until his discharge in 1954.
He and Gail Benfield were married in 1954 in Wittier, CA. In 1956 they moved to the
Kiowa, KS and Burlington, OK area where they farmed and raised their family of
four children. Bob was baptized in 1962 and the family attended the Riverside
Church of Christ of Burlington until moving to Wamego, KS in 2004 where they
placed membership in the Manhattan Church of Christ. He and Gail were active
4-H and FFA parents and he was elected to serve as an honorary chapter farmer of
the Burlington FFA. He was a long-time member of the ABBD Rural Water Board
and the Burlington Lions Club.
He enjoyed carpentry, wood-working and photography both as a hobby and
professionally. Bob enjoyed listening to jazz and big band music. Fishing and
camping were favorite vacation past-times.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents Buford and Marie Lindley and Pauline
and Harry Crouch. He is survived by his wife of almost 56 years, Gail and children
Donna (Paris) and husband Wayne of Abilene, TX, Beverly (Blevins) and husband
Jim of Fairview, OK, Brian Lindley and wife Jana of Wamego, KS, and Kay (Larson)
and husband Morris of Farmington, MN as well as grandchildren Kristen Bomhoff
and her husband Dan, of Okarche, OK and their children Sara, Connor, Rylie and
Olivia, Cameron Blevins and his wife Malynda, of Weatherford, OK and soon to be
born Declan, Joel Paris and his wife Kendra, of Dresden, Germany, Trevor and
Matiel Lindley of Wamego, KS and Austin, Shelby and Chase Larson of Farmington,
MN and brothers Verl Lindley of LaMirada, CA, and Bill Lindley of Apple Valley, CA
step sisters Barbara Clark of Hemet, CA and Jewel Bailey, also of CA as well as
numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at the Manhattan Church of Christ in Manhattan, KS
at 7pm on August 25. Visitation will be held at the Lanman Funeral Home in Kiowa,
Kansas from 6-8pm on August 26. Funeral services will be held on August 27 at
the Riverside Church of Christ at 10am with interment immediately following at
Riverview Cemetery in Kiowa, Kansas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the HIM Program through the
Memorial Road Church of Christ to support the missionary efforts of Joel and
Kendra Paris (grandson and wife) in Dresden, Germany, or to the Manhattan
Church of Christ in Manhattan, Kansas. Memorials may be sent to the Lanman
Funeral Home at 204 N. 7th, Kiowa, KS 67070.
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Kiowa, Kansas 67070