Harry Robb


January 14, 2013 - 12:00 AM

Harry Gordon Robb, 80, LaHarpe, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Allen County Hospital.
Harry was born July 29, 1932, in Bronson, the son of Harold Floyd and Ruth Elizabeth (Williams) Robb. He grew up in the LaHarpe area and did farm work before serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
On May 28, 1956, he married Mary F. Brown. They made their home in LaHarpe.
He worked for Walton Foundry, IMP Boats, Chanute Manufacturing, FEEM and then Gates before retiring. Harry enjoyed coon hunting and woodworking.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Robb; two sons, Gordon Robb and wife Yvette, Gas, and Robert Robb, LaHarpe; three daughters, Carrie Riebel and husband Randy, Gas, Becky Hedman and husband Mike, LaHarpe, and Linda Mead and husband Jason, LaHarpe; one sister, Marjorie Smith, LaHarpe; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tasha Robb, brother William “Bill” Robb and sister Shirley Sicka.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Burial will be at LaHarpe Cemetery, LaHarpe.
Memorial choice is LaHarpe Baptist Mission and may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.

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