Robert “Bob” Ellis Brenner, 83, Ottawa, Kan., passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013, at the Richmond Healthcare Facility.
Memorial services are planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at the First Christian Church, 1045 S. Hickory St., Ottawa, Kan. Internment is expected to follow at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa.
He was born Nov. 23, 1929, in Newton, Kan., to Ellis and Lena (Cannon) Brenner.
He attended school in Newton.
Bob worked for the Tulsa Army and Bishop & Lock Construction Company of Dallas, Texas. After moving to Ottawa, he worked 18 years for Ottawa Produce and 19 years for Crites Body Shop.
Bob married Thelma (Taylor) Dec. 13, 1958.
They owned and operated Main Street Antiques and Main Street Refinishing Center until retirement in 1990.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Thelma; daughter, Becky Horton; son, Wesley Taylor; his parents; two sisters; and two brothers.
Survivors include his son, Corey and wife, Kim, Ottawa; three daughters, Jane Boles and husband, Lloyd, Williamsburg, Linda Sauer and husband, Jack, Olathe, Martha Schuster, Nampa, Idaho; nine grandchildren, Julie Furst, Richmond, Troy Sauer, Olathe, Kelli Slead, Lebo, Jennifer Salois and Jodi Vanderpool, Idaho, Sherri Boles, New Orleans, Melanie, Abbi and James Taylor, Ottawa; and 18 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made the Franklin County Hospice, Franklin County Cancer Foundation or the Prairie Paws Animal Shelter through Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, 325 S. Hickory, Ottawa KS 66067.
Condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com