CANALOU -- Robert Earl "Bobby" Wrather, 59, died at 8:30 a.m. June 20, 2004, at his home on the farm he loved near Canalou.
Born March 24, 1945, in Sikeston, son of Billie Sue Wrather Sharp of Canalou and the late Earlin "Dude" Wrather. A 1964 graduate of Lilbourn High School, he was a retired farmer and construction worker. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Matthews and a member of the Eagles Lodge Aerie 3319 of Sikeston.
He was first married to Mary Frances Adams. He then married Jana Gwinn in 1980 at Wichita, Kan., and she survives of the home.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: two daughters, Stacy Wrather and Ashley Wrather of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Stephanie Wrather of Sikeston; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shelly and James Mainord of Lilbourn and Cheri and Alvin Hillis of Sikeston. He leaves behind beloved grandchildren who added a lot of joy and entertainment to his life: Heather Wrather and Hannah Wrather, Troy Kottman, Kaeley Hillis, Alyssa Hillis, Hailey Mainord, Josie Mainord and Heath Mainord. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Rich and Joanie Wrather of Sikeston and nephews, Rickie Wrather of Canalou and Ben Wrather of Sikeston.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Edward Wells, pastor of the First Christian Church in Matthews, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery at Sikeston.
Pallbearers will be: Nelson Curtis, Jackie Rodgers, Ben Wrather, James Mainord, Alvin Hillis and Rick Wrather.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Jeff Newberry, Jordan Hahn, James "Monk" Rose, Jack Adams and Randy Porter.
may be made to
American Cancer Society
PO Box 343
Sikeston, MO 63801
First Christian Church of Matthews
PO Box 406
Matthews, MO 63867