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Robert M. Knox M.D.(1916 - 2013)

Robert M Knox M.D.

Oro Valley, AZ

Robert age 96 beloved physician and surgeon, role model and mentor passed away February 26, 2013. He was born in Westmoreland Kansas on December 18, 1916 to Robert & Ossie Knox. He attended the University of Kansas and K.U. Medical School. He served in WWII and in the navy reserves as as a Captain. In 1949 he married his beloved Martha Roots who served in the Airforce as an operating room nurse. She preceded him in death June 8, 2008. He was in private practice in Des Moines Iowa, and later reviewed medical cases for social security retiring at age 85. He retired to Tucson, Az to be close to his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his son Jim Knox, daughter Jane Rompel, grandchildren Tommy and Trisha Rompel, nieces Karen Olson Sharp and Bobbi Scritchfield, grandniece Sarah Alvidrez and her children Maggie and Ray; and brother-in-law Ralph Hepp.


Published in Des Moines Register on Mar. 24, 2013
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