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    Samuel Robert "Bob" Jeffries, age 92, of Lamar, MO passed away November 14, 2019, at Truman Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center after a short illness.

   Bob was born August 26, 1927 in Lamar, MO to James N. Jeffries and Effie Carolyn Gordon. On February 14, 1949, Bob married Ramona Maxine Peterson at the Lamar First Christian Church.

   Bob worked at Thorco in Lamar for 25 years and was also a self-employed carpenter. Bob was drafted into the Army on December 3, 1945 and later transferred his enlistment to the United States Air Force as an aircraft engine mechanic. He was also a minister.

    Survivors include 1 daughter, Christine Gruver, Lamar, Missouri; 8 sons, David (Gail) Jeffries, Carthage, MO; Joel (Sara) Jeffries, Lamar, MO; Matt (Jean) Jeffries, Lamar, MO; Nate Jeffries, Watford, ND; Daniel (Rebecca) Jeffries, Lockwood, MO; Ned (Gerette) Jeffries, Lamar, MO; Eric Jeffries, Lamar, MO., and Jared (Janis) Jeffries, Lamar, MO; 26 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren.

    Preceding Samuel in death were his wife; 1 daughter, Diana Lynn; 3 grandchildren, Heather, Abraham and Kirsten; 6 brothers; 8 sisters and his parents.

   Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow in Morehead Cemetery, Lamar, MO.

    The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the funeral home.

    Contributions are suggested to the Bob Jeffries Family, in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

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#7 Carthage, MOJeanie Harrison 2019-11-20 18:42
Christine and all your siblings, I am so sorry about the loss of your precious father. I remember when I first met you and how sweet and kindhearted you and your family were. I pray for you all to have strength and keep each other close. I myself have lost both my parents but they are together in a place that is an aasurance for us all to be in the house of Our Father God. God bless you and and all your family today and always. Take care, Jeanie
#6 Lamar, MoAlan Washburn 2019-11-20 16:03
Our thoughts and prayers to your family. I've known Bob since my Family lived two houses away when we lived on Truman when I was a kid.
#5 NevadaLarry,Tammy Martinez 2019-11-20 13:53
We are so sorry to hear about your father. He raised some great kids. The family is in our prayers
#4 LamarPam 2019-11-20 01:28
Oh my goodness. So incredibly hard to lose a parent. I have lost both of mine. I understand this loss, give yourselves time, it really does get better. ❤️❤️❤️
#3 Lamar, MOMary Jo Nichols 2019-11-19 02:29
James and I are so very sorry for your loss.
#2 Springfield MoGwen Jeffries 2019-11-19 01:19
I am Tom’s widow. He always spoke of your father with great respect. I feel it only right to express that to you. I myself grew to hold both your mom and dad in high esteem. I am so very thankful that we all share assurance of salvation.
#1 Nevada, Mo.Donna Reedy 2019-11-19 00:25
Christine and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Hope you can be comforted with your good memories.

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