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Robert P. “Bob” Grant

Robert P. “Bob” Grant, 84 of Scammon, KS died Tuesday October 18, 2022 at the Medicalodge in Columbus.
HE was born June 2, 1938 in Moorhead, IA the son of Robert M. and Mardell (Anderson) Grant.
On April 18, 1959 he was united in marriage to Linda Westervelt, she survives him of the home.
Bob worked at BF Goodrich in Miami. OK for many years, he also worked construction where he was self employed, in his retirement he worked at Josie’s Restaurant in Scammon.

He was a longtime member of St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Scammon. Bob also coached Little League baseball for 40 plus years. He coached in Cherokee and the American Legion in Cherokee and Columbus also Babe Ruth in Columbus.

He was a devoted husband, dad, grandfather, coach and mentor. He was known as Papa not only to his beloved family, but to generations throughout the community. He never missed the grandkids games no matter where they were played. He knew no strangers; anywhere he went he would find someone to talk to. He was a man who believed in hard work, fixing things yourself, and never leaving a person in need of help, a sweet and caring, yet strong and tough man who always put others before himself.

Additional survivors include his children Kim Mesplay of Pittsburg, KS, Kandi Heflin of Columbus, Kendall (Jodie) Grant of Columbus, Kerry (Michael) Dainty of Scammon; siblings Jack (Lela) Grant of Scammon, Jerry (Deloris) Grant of Scammon, Valorie Lasater of Independence, MO, Vicky Laird of Columbus, Lynny (Marquita) Grant
of Overland Park, KS; 9 grandchildren Abby Adamson, Addy Collins, Jennifer Fields, Jake Dainty, Justin Rogers, Zack Dainty, Montana Grant, Rylie Keller, Morgan Lero; 12 great grandchildren (with three on the way); along with a bonus grandchild Allie Mussa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Bill and Mick Grant, one sister Sharon Goben and a granddaughter Amy Mesplay.

Memorial Mass of Christian burial will be 10am, Monday October 24, 2022 at the St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Scammon with Father Jeremy Huser as celebrant. Interment will be at the St. Bridget’s Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com. Services and arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Weir.

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