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Robert " Bob" Cash
Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha
Hiawatha , KS

Robert J. Cash died on October 9, 2021 at age 79.  Bob Cash was born Roy Roland Harris, the youngest of eleven children born to Roy and Agnes Edmonds Harris on November 15, 1941, near Mountain Grove, Missouri.  At age one year, he and his four youngest siblings were kidnapped by the Joplin Baby Ring and sold.  Bobby was adopted at nineteen months by Bob and Edith Edde Cash and grew up in Hiawatha, Kansas.

Ag age seven Bobby began walking himself three blocks to church alone.  He earned his God and Country award in scouting.  In 1957 he won first place in the nation in a math test in trigonometry although he had never taken a trigonometry class.  As a teenager he had his own haying crew in the alfalfa fields.

Bob graduated from Kansas University in 1964 and earned his M.S. from K.U. in 1968.  At age 25 he set a base record in Run, Dodge and Jump at Fort Bliss.  Before Jaws of Life, Bob would pry injured people out of car wrecks while others were standing around waiting for help to arrive.

For 14 years Bob was director of Services for the Elderly.  Bob trusted Christ as his Lord and Savior, even up to ten minutes before he died.

His funeral will be Saturday, October 23 at 10:00 at Chapel Oaks with visitation at 9:00 A.M.  At 9:00 John Howard will play bagpipes.  Rev. Dennis Fulbright will preach and lead congregational singing playing his guitar.  Flag folding and gun salute will follow.

Pallbearers will be grandson Cash Mildwater, Bob’s nephews:  Steve Carrico, Rick Theno of Kansas City, and Anne’s nephews Brock, Bronz and Brandy Peterson.

At Clifton Cemetery at 3:00 Kent Kalivoda will read scripture, and Anne’s brother and wife Bill and Bryn Peterson will sing and play the flute.

Bob is survived by his wife Anne Peterson Cash, by daughter Sara Cash and grandson Cash Mildwater of Alsea, Oregon, by his sisters Shirley Munn of Shell Knob, Missouri and Donna Theno of Fort Worth, Texas.  His birth sister Jackie Harris Cash Littrell who grew up with him, died in 2009.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Barnabas Aid sent to 80 Abberyville Road, Lancaster, PA  17603 to help persecuted Christians worldwide.

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