ABILENE — Robert John “Bob” Warhurst was born on April 8, 1947, in Newton, Kan. to Arthur and Freda (Heller) Warhurst. He graduated from Solomon High School in 1965 and Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kan. He met the love of his life, Donna Jo, in Salina. They were married on Jan. 5, 1969, and would have celebrated their 50th anniversary in January, 2019. Bob retired from the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Army National Guard after serving his country in Vietnam and Desert Storm.
Robert is survived by his daughter Kathy Boeger, husband Chris and granddaughters Ashley Boeger and Devan Savner (Kyle); and daughter Heather Wilson, husband Paul and grandchildren Dodge, Dixie, and Shelby Ellegood and Audrey and Brianna Wilson; brother Frank Warhurst and wife Rhonda; three nieces; and one nephew; and one great nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers William, James and Karl.
The family has chosen cremation. Graveside Services with Military Honors will be 10:30a.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 at Prairie Mound Cemetery in Solomon. In lieu of flower, the family requests memorials to be made to the Gove County Medical Center or the Hoisington Veterinary Stray Fund in care of the mortuary. Memorials may be dropped off at the funeral home or mailed to POB 308, Solomon, Kansas 67480. Online condolences may be sent at www.martinbeckercarlson.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home
414 NW 3rd Street
Abilene, KS 67410
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 22, 2019