Obituary of Robert Swank


Robert L. (Bob) Swank, age 71, resident of Arma, KS, died Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Arma Health and Rehab in Arma.

He was born November 25, 1947, in Ft. Scott, KS, the son of Robert C. and Lucille M. Ward Swank.

He married Patty Hubbard on February 26th, 1973, in Miami, OK.

Bob worked for Cessna Aircraft, Beachner Construction, Cobalt Boats, and the Iola and Yates Center nursing homes prior to his disability. He liked playing bingo, singing at the Rehab Center, and visiting the casinos. He loved playing Santa Claus for children and nursing home residents. Bob was baptized in the Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife Patty, Pueblo, CO; a daughter, Bobbie House, Cherryvale, KS; a stepson, Charles George, Burlington, KS; a sister, Hazel Brown and husband Ron, Ft. Scott; a sister-in-law, Cassie Swank, Ft. Scott; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Terry Lee Swank; and his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, July 22nd, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the West Liberty Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 AM Monday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to Arma Health and Rehab and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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