Robert Joseph McPherson “Mac”, 85, died at The Presbyterian Manor, Lawrence KS, on July 16, 2012. Inurnment will be at a later date in Maine.
He was born October 17, 1926, in Buffalo, NY, son of Thomas A. and Anna May (Gallagher) McPherson. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John McPherson, Madison WI.
Bob was a graduate of Freeport High School and a WWII Veteran (Navy). He enjoyed watching John Wayne movies and the History Channel. He spent most of his life in Freeport Illinois and in February 2011, he moved to Presbyterian Manor, Lawrence, Kansas to be closer to family.
Survivors include his daughters, MaryJo Anemaat and her husband Willem of Lawrence Kansas, and Pamela Jo Lenz and her husband Robert of Gray, Maine; grandchildren, Denise R. Crawford and Melinda J. Crawford-Morgan, Tonganoxie KS, Jennifer L. Middleton and Jessica A. Lenz, Maine; great grandchildren, Samantha L. Middleton, Kacie May Middleton, and Caden L. Middleton of Maine, and Chase Robert Elliott, Tonganoxie KS and brother Thomas McPherson of Buffalo, NY.
The family suggests memorials in his name to the Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.