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Robert "Bob" G. Harriman

November 19, 1930 — May 20, 2024

Coffeyville, Kansas

Robert "Bob" G. Harriman

Robert Glenroy Harriman, fondly known as "plain ole Bob," passed away peacefully on May 20, 2024, after living a rich and fulfilling life. He was 93 years old. 

Bob was born on November 19, 1930, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, to Vincent Harriman and Nola Stapleton.  Bob's early years were spent growing up on a farm in rural Tyro, Kansas, where he developed a love for the land and a strong work ethic. On his 24th birthday, November 19, 1954, he married the love of his life, Naomi Carinder. Together, they worked side by side on their farm, and built a strong family foundation while sharing countless memories until Naomi's passing in 2016.  They were married for 62 years.

In 1980, Bob moved his family to rural Cherryvale, Kansas, where he continued his lifelong passion for dairy farming and ranching. He became a well-respected member of the agricultural community, known for his dedication, kindness, and expertise.  In 1974, he earned the Bankers’ Award for Conservation in Montgomery County.

Bob was also a proud veteran, having served his country as a deep-sea diver in the Navy during the Korean War. His time in the service was a period he looked back on with great pride and honor. 

Bob had a passion for writing and singing songs, delighting those around him with his musical talents. He performed at numerous community gatherings throughout his life starting as a young boy.  He also had a unique hobby of exploring one-room schoolhouses which fascinated him and connected him to the past as he attended grade school in the Judea one-room schoolhouse north of Tyro.  Bob also knew the locations of nearly every cemetery in the region and could provide the background on most towns in the area, reflecting his deep interest in local history and heritage.

A devout Christian, Bob was a devoted member of the Hazeldell Southern Baptist Church, where he served as a music director for over 25 years. His passion for music and faith was evident in his leadership and the joy he brought to the congregation.

Bob is survived by his three children: Glen, Lois, and Chuck. His legacy continues through his eight grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren also his extended family, caregivers, and many friends who will miss his stories, anecdotes, and jokes that he loved to tell. Bob's life was a testament to hard work, faith, dedication, and a love for simple pleasures. His spirit will be dearly missed by all who knew him. 

The family will gather to receive friends on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, from 6-8 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas. Funeral services celebrating Bob’s life will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 2 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, services will be officiated by Chaplain Mike Graham of Harry Hynes Hospice. Bob will be laid to rest next to his wife Naomi at Fawn Creek Cemetery in rural Tyro. Services will be streamed live under where you may also leave an online condolence, or share a memory. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Bob’s memory to the Coffeyville American Legion Scholarship Fund and may be left in care of the chapel. 

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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Thursday, May 23, 2024

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