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Bob Cushman, 76, of Lee's Summit, Mo., passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014. A visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, April 14, at St. Mark's Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be at Forest Hill Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo. Bob was born April 1, 1938, in Columbus, Kan., to Monte and Leona (Scott) Cushman as the oldest of three children. He graduated from Joplin High School and earned his Bachelor's Degree from University of Kansas City (now UMKC) in Pharmacy. He worked for the same company for 50 years as Pharmacist, Manager and Assistant District Manager until his retirement in 2012. He married Deborah Ann (Schmiedeler) on Feb. 1, 1975. Together, they enjoyed their grandchildren, traveling, and volunteering. Bob was a passionate fan of baseball, holding season tickets for the Royals and collecting cards and autographs. His family remembers him as a loving brother, dad, husband, brother-in- law, uncle, grandpa, and a "coach to anyone who would listen." Bob is survived by wife, Deborah of the home; son, Chris Cushman of Raytown, Mo.; son, Matthew Cushman (fiancee Crissi Moyer) of Raytown; grandchildren, Madelon, Tyson, Emily, Patrick, Jackson, Abby, Oliver, and Henry; great grandson, Ryan; brother, Sam Cushman (Sue) of Raymore; sister, Sandy Antrim (Tom) Mountain View, Mo.; and numerous other friends and family who will miss him. He was preceded in death by his parents. The family encourages contributions to St. Mark's Garden Fund, 3736 Lee's Summit Rd., Independence, MO 64055. Condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com Arr.: Speaks Suburban Chapel, (816) 373-3600. Speaks Suburban Funeral Home, 18020 E 39th St, Independence, MO 64051, 816-373-3600
Published in Kansas City Star on Apr. 13, 2014
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