Memorial service for Robert Francis Stewart, 92, Lawrence will be held at 3pm, Friday, December 2, 2016 at Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, Kansas. He died November 24, 2016 at Bridge Haven Memory Care in Lawrence, KS.
Robert was born on September 8, 1924 in West Point, Nebraska the son of Charles Verne and Roberta Alice (Paden) Stewart.
He served in the U.S. Navy from November 1943 to May 1946, successfully fooling his fellow sailors with the photograph of his “girlfriend”, actually a picture of his older brother Wayne posing in drag.
He married Dorothy LaDonna Wood on September 5, 1959 in Prairie Village, Kansas and spent 52 wonderful years with her before her death on August 7, 2011.
A traveling salesman for many years, he spent most of that time with All-Steel Equipment. He treasured his weekend time, playing endless games of ping-pong and chess with his children.
For decades Robert enlivened any gathering with his amazing sense of humor and his love of family. An accomplished joke and storyteller, his friends and family always looked forward to being around him. An avid tennis player he won many awards throughout his lifetime and played well into his eighties. He leaves behind his daughter, Aimee Stewart, Lawrence; son, Cord Stewart and wife, Kathy, Lenexa; sister, Joan Johnson and husband, Kent, Oakland, Nebraska; two grandchildren, Jeb Stewart and Bailey Stewart and millions of memories. In addition to his wife, his brother, Wayne Stewart and two sisters, Marian Urban and Verna Andersen, preceded him in death.
He joins Dorothy in heaven, who will again have to laugh at all his jokes.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Village Presbyterian Church or the American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.