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Robert H. Mabes

Robert H. Mabes, 95, died May 17, 2019 at Lakeview Village, Lenexa, KS.  Bob was born July 26, 1923 in Kansas City, MO to Eric and Pearl Mabes. Bob served in the army in WWII fighting in the Battle of the Bulge.  After the war, Bob resided in Prairie Village, KS with his wife, Mary for over 50 years. He retired from Kansas City Power and Light and enjoyed traveling, gardening and writing.  He was active in many organizations, including Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, Master Gardners of Johnson County, Illuminating Engineers Society, KC Home Builders Association, KC Downtown Optimist Club, Jr Chamber of Commerce and multiple Garden Clubs.


Bob was preceded by his wife of 65 years, Mary R. Mabes and is survived by daughters Deborah, Susan and Nancy, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Celebration of Life service will be 7:00 pm Tues. May 21 at Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, 9300 Nall Ave, Overland Park, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.   

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Celebration of Life
Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church
9300 Nall Ave
Overland Park
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Date of Service:
May 21 ,2019
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7:00 pm
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Chuck & Susan Sweeney May 19 ,2019

Acquaintance of Bob and good friend of Nancy's ,Shawnee ,Kansas

So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Nancy, we love you and pray for you during this difficult time of loss for you and your sister.

Lane Wallis May 20 ,2019

Industry ,Kansas City ,Missouri

To the family of Bob Mabes We, the Kansas City Illumination Society, would like to send our sincere condolences to the family. Bob's award, The Robert H. Mabes Award, will live on in the KC Chapter to honor a man who did so much for our industry.

Patty & Marcelo Silveira May 20 ,2019

Friend of Nancy's ,Overland Park ,Kansas

We are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. We will always remember Bob's friendly nature and smile and the beautiful cards he made from dried garden flowers. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

Bob Coughenour May 21 ,2019

Friend & bridge player ,Lenexa ,Kansas

We'll miss him on bridge days.

Susan & John Weber May 26 ,2019

Friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

We were good friends of Bob and Mary's through the Master Gardener program. So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Our deepest sympathy to the family.