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Robert Paul Temple

January 4, 1942 ~ May 14, 2022 (age 80)


Robert Paul Temple, age 80, of Fair Play, Missouri passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022. 

Bob was born January 4, 1942 to Edward and Patricia (Ryan) Temple in Emerson, Nebraska.  Bob grew up in Emerson and graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic High School.  Bob served in the U.S. Army.  He attended the drafting program at the Northwest Kansas Technical School in Goodland.  On October 2, 1976 he married Aurelia May Rice in Goodland, Kansas.  Bob worked as a linehaul driver for Yellow Freight for 31 years, retiring in 1999.  He was a member of the Catholic Church, Elks, VFW and Teamster/Steward.  He enjoyed driving a semi-truck, reading, spending time with family, especially his grandchildren, telling jokes and stories. 

He is preceded in death by his wife, Aurelia; parents, Edward and Patricia; and brother, Edward Jr.

Bob is survived by his daughters, Jackie Traverson of Bolivar, MO and Connie (Ken) Richards of Moundridge, KS; sons, Jim (Shelley) Traverson of Kearney, MO and Tony (Becky) Traverson of Arvada, CO; sisters, Judy (Larry) McDonald, Jackie Waterman of Loveland, CO and Suzie Boyle of Windsor, CO; brothers, Mike Temple of Brandon, NE and Dan Temple of Loveland, CO; 7 grandchildren and 9 greatgrandchildren; and many more family and friends. 

The family suggests that memorials be designated to a charity of your choice in honor of Bob Temple.  Information and online condolences

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Funeral Mass
June 2, 2022

10:00 AM
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
307 W 13th St
Goodland, KS 67735

Inurnment following the service
June 2, 2022

Goodland Cemetery, Goodland Kansas
434 N. Main Ave.
Goodland, KS 67735

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