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Robert ArmesOctober 22, 1922 ~ August 21, 2017 (age 94)
Robert “Bob” Armes
Robert “Bob” Armes 94 years old, passed away August 21, 2017 at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. He was born October 22, 1922 to George and Agnes Armes in Bloomfield, Missouri. He was a 1940 graduate of Bloomfield High School. He joined the C.C.C. in June 1940. He attended Southwest Missouri College at Springfield, Occidental College, LA, University of Missouri Columbia, DePaul University, Columbia University N.Y. City. In December 1941 he went to St. Louis to join the Navy and when they found out he was in C.C.C. he had to wait until April. In 1943 he was at Naval A.F. DePaul University-flight school at Green Castle, IN.
Bob was a Navy veteran of World War II, and during Berlin Air Lift he flew supplies where ever needed. He is a life member of V.F.W.
He owned and operated Elliott and Armes Construction and Armes Construction that built several schools in North Missouri in the 50’s and 60’s. Milan was one of them. He taught brick laying at Clinton, MO Vo-Tech school. He had a master’s degree in education.
He was baptized into Christ and was a member of the Church of Christ of Pollock, where he served as an Elder. In the 1950’s and 60’s he did work for the Lord all around Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas.
On September 2, 1964 he married Raymah Charlotte Sayre of Milan.
He is survived by; one sister, Mary Williams and husband John of Lathrop, Missouri, brother-in-law, Amos Sayre and wife June of Lee’s Summit, a sister-in-law, Thelma Sayre of Iowa, 43 nieces and nephews, and a host of family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Donna, wife Raymah, 6 brothers, Wilbur, Leon, Albert, Harold, Theodore, and Dewey; and three sisters, Geneva, Laura, and Alice.
Funeral services for Bob will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Schoene-Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Milan. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. A visitation is scheduled for one hour prior to the service, starting at 1:00 PM.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Sullivan County Senior Center or Pollock Church of Christ.