LARNED — Robert T. (Bob) Salmans, 84, died Jan. 8, 2014 at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned.
He was born April 30, 1929 in Belpre, the son of Thomas Benton and Erma Searcy Salmans. A lifetime area resident, he was a night jailer for the Pawnee County sheriff’s department and a farmer.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Larned, Farm Bureau Association, Farmers Union, Optimist Club and was a member of the local Americans with Disability Act Advisory board.
On Jan. 28, 1951 he married Gladys Peterson at Larned. She survives.
Other survivors include a son, Craig and wife Elaine, Larned; four daughters, Carol and the late Dale Schartz, Great Bend; Christy and husband Dennis Riley, Wichita, Cheryl and husband Mark Hoberecht, Larned; and Cathy Salmans, Healy; a sister, Maxine Martin, Larned; and 11 grandchildren, Justin Schartz, Michael Fullmer, Derek Schartz, Andrea Schartz, Andy Fullmer, Vanessa Hoberecht-Reece, Kelsey Salmans, Wyatt Fullmer, Nicole Schartz, Nathan Riley and Jace Hoberecht.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence and Kenneth and four sisters, Lois Ellis, Helen Vratil, Clara Thorpe and Dorothy Mead-Schmidt and a grandson, Levi Salmans.
Memorial Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Beckwith Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Bethann Black presiding. Friends may sign the register from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Beckwith Mortuary, Larned. Cremation has taken place.
Memorials may be given to the Larned EMS or the First United Methodist Church, both in care of the Beckwith Mortuary, P.O. Box 477, Larned, KS, 67550.
Personal condolences may be left for the family at www.beckwithmortuary.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
P.O. Box 477
Larned, KS, 67550
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 9, 2014