Robert Patrick Shields, 90, Iola, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Windsor Place Nursing Center, Iola.
Bob was born March 28, 1924, in Hollywood, Calif. His parents were Frank J. and Lucille (Preble) Shields. He moved with his family to St. Joseph, Mo., where he graduated from Christian Brothers High School in 1942.
Bob served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and then in the U.S. Marine Corp Reserves during the Korean War.
On Sept. 16, 1946, he married Patricia L. Adams. They lived in St. Joseph, Kansas City, Mo., and Overland Park before retiring and moving to Iola in 1988. Bob worked in the engineering department for Southwestern Bell Telephone for 38 years. He enjoyed time spent operating his ham radio.
He was a former member of the Ward Parkway and Leawood Country Clubs, a lifetime member of the American Legion and a member of St. John’s Catholic Church.
His wife survives, as do five sons, Michael and wife Denise, Houston, Texas, Tim and wife Dawn, Cameron, Mo., John, Iola, Richard and wife Kim, Clinton, Mo., and Robert and wife Roxy, Paola; two daughters, Mary Weatherman and husband Neal, Eudora, and Barbara Andrews and husband Tim, Conway, Ark.; 27 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Walter.
Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Catholic Church in Iola. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.
Memorial gifts to Allen County Animal Rescue Facility (ACARF) or Allen County Hospice may be left with the funeral home.
To sign the guestbook online or to leave a condolence go to www.iolafuneral.com.
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