BLUE SPRINGS - Robert J. Nolen, 72, died Jan. 30, 2003, at his home in Blue Springs.
Born May 29, 1930, in Lepanto, Ark., son of the late John S. and Evelyn Miller Nolen Sr., he was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired from Western Union and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For many years, he was an advocate for the disabled and served as a member of the Jackson County Board of Services for the Developmentally Disabled.
His wife, Helen Marie Nolen, survives of the home.
Other survivors include: three daughters and one son-in-law, Anne E. Nolen of St. Louis, Suzanne R. Nolen of Kansas City and Helarie "Holly" and Jeffrey Hollenbeck of Omaha, Neb.; four brothers, William Nolen and Eugene Nolen of Clermont, Fla., John Nolen Jr. of Waterloo, S.C., and David Nolen of New Madrid; three sisters, Gertrude Dubois and Margaret Welch of New Madrid and Joyce Nettles of Macomb, Mich.; and five grandchildren, Romare Haller, Ryder Haller, Mara Haller, Kathryn Hollenbeck and Nathan Hollenbeck.
Services were conducted Feb. 3 at the Webb-Freer Funeral Home in Blue Springs.
may be sent to the
c/o Jackson County Board of Service
8508 Hillcrest Road
Kansas City, Mo. 64138