John Lyle Rohrbough, 89, died on December 2, 2012, at Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville, Missouri, of complications from cancer.
John was cremated as per wishes. Private family services will be held at a later date.
The son of John Jay and Beulah Bragg Rohrbough, he was born December 26, 1922, in La Plata, Missouri. A 1940 graduate of La Plata High School, he served in the 101st Airborne of the U.S. Air Force during World War II
. In 1945, he married Kathryn Jean Waltmire, who survives.
Mr. Rohrbough was a 1949 Graduate of the University of Missouri. He worked for the Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan, for the ITT Corporation in Chicago, Illinois, and for the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM), in Kirksville, Missouri. A talented musician, Mr. Rohrbough restored and tuned pianos for several years after retiring from KCOM. Mr. Rohrbough was a member of the La Plata Methodist Church.
Also surviving are his children, Alan John Rohrbough and wife Sandy, of Boonville and Jennifer Rohrbough of rural Boone County , Missouri; grandchildren Dustin Ryan Rohrbough and wife Christiana of Warrensburg, Missouri, and Daniel Alan Rohrbough of Boonville. Preceeding him in death are one daughter, Cynthia Jean Rohrbough, and one half-sister, Mildred Bragg Winchell.
Memorials are suggested to the
and Humane Society in care of Davis Funeral Chapel 1397 Ashley Road Boonville, Missouri 65233.