Robert L. Hearn, age 84, of Waterville, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2016, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids.

Robert was born on September 17, 1932, at Marysville. He is the son of Grover C. and Effie F. (Keefover) Hearn. He is married to Mildred Swearingen for just shy of 64 years. They had eloped to Huntsville, Arkansas and married on November 11, 1952. He spent much of his life moving or demolishing buildings. Some of the projects he worked on were moving the old Game Fork School House and the Waterville Depot.

Robert attended the Waterville United Methodist Church. He loved to tinker, spend time with his family and give them a hard time. He also enjoyed playing his guitar, singing and dancing.

Survivors include his wife Mildred, two sons; Robert (Jayne) Hearn of Livingston, Texas and Colby (Sherill) Hearn of Waterville, a brother, David (Jo) Hearn of Waterville, a sister, Phyllis Baker of Marysville, eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Michael.

Viewing will be from noon to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, at Terry Christie Funeral Home in Waterville. Robert’s family will receive guests from 6-8:00 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Thursday, November 3, 2016, at the United Methodist Church in Waterville with Pastor Debby Dick officiating. Music will include “Amazing Grace” sung by Brian and Joey Raub and a pre-recorded selection of “I Will Always Love You”. Casket Bearers are Tom Sandmann, Charles “Bob” Baker, John Hearn, Jeremiah Hearn, Noe Hearn and Isaiah Hearn. Honorary Bearers are Mike Lyhane, Don Scheibe and Brian Raub. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Waterville. Military Honors are to be provided by the Honor’s Detail from Fort Leavenworth and Waterville’s Springer Post 332 of the American Legion.

Memorials are suggested to Blue Valley Senior Living and may be sent in care of the funeral home at PO Box 61, Waterville, Kansas 66548.

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