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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Robert Lee Eckels

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  • Robert Lee Eckels
    92, of Hannibal
    Robert Lee Eckels, 92, of Hannibal, Missouri, died at 7:45 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at Luther Manor Nursing Center in Hannibal.
    Private inurnment will take place at a later date at Sharon Springs Cemetery in Sharon Springs, Kansas.
    Mr. Eckels was born August 26, 1920, in Quinter, Kansas to William and Virgil Smiley Eckels.
    He was married to Elnora Schneider on April 4, 1944, in Abilene, Texas. She preceded him in death.
    Survivors include three children, Pamela Eckels Haines (Harold) of Lipscomb, TX, Susan Eckels Cloyd (Gary) of Hannibal, MO, and Kelly W. Eckels (Mark Poyner) of Raymore, MO; 8 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    He is preceded in death by 1 son, Richard Lee Eckels; and his brothers and sisters, Bernice, Letha, William, Delbert, John and Louis.
    Mr. Eckels was a United States Army Veteran of World War II. He was a self employed dairy farmer. Mr. Eckels enjoyed playing poker with his friends every Saturday at the American Legion. He was a member of Sharon Lutheran Church.
    Online condolences can be made at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com.
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