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Obituary for Robert "Bob" Whaley

Robert "Bob"  Whaley
Robert “Bob” Whaley, 82, formerly of Effingham, KS died Wednesday, Sept. 13th, 2017 at the Village Villa Nursing Home, Nortonville, KS.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM on Monday, Sept. 18th, 2017 at St. Ann’s Church, Effingham with Fr. Benjamin Tremmel, OSB as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Ann’s Cemetery, Effingham. A parish rosary will be recited at 6:00 pm on Sunday, Sept. 17th at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison with visitation to follow until 8:30 pm. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Ann’s Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at

Bob was born on January 30, 1935 in Denton Kansas the son of William and Mattie (Pease) Whaley. He served in the National Guard. Bob worked as a truck driver for Capital Truck Lines, ANR and then Graves Trucking retiring in 1990. He worked from 1990 to 1997 at the Atchison County Sanitation Landfill. Bob was a member of the St. Ann’s Church, Effingham, KS, the Knights of Columbus, and Teamster Union # 460. He enjoyed horse riding, team penning, fishing, going on trail rides, KU Basketball games, and traveling. He especially enjoyed his children and grandchildren.

He was married to Doris Marie Zeit on Feb. 9, 1956 at St. Louis Church, Good Intent, KS. She preceded him in death on July 25, 2010. Survivors include a son, Mike (Jennifer) Whaley, Effingham, KS a daughter, Brenda (Dennis) Wenzl, Effingham, KS, a brother, Bill (Shirley) Whaley, Columbia, MO, two half sisters, Wilma Mae Lloyd, Camden,NJ, and Jeanie (Tony) Sinkewjz, Salem, New Hampshire, five grandchildren, six great grandchildren, one great granddaughter on the way and several nieces and nephews. His parents, wife – Doris, sister Mildred VanHoutan, and one grandson, Brad Wenzl preceded him in death.

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