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Robert L. 'Bob' Hornback, 67

Posted 12/13/2018

BURRTON—Robert Lee ‘Bob’ Hornback, 67, died Dec. 8, 2018, at his home. He was born Jan. 2, 1951, in Fowler, the son of Elmer Loel and Joan Yvonne (Alexander) Hornback.

The family moved to rural Cherryvale, Kansas, in 1956. Bob graduated from Labette County High School in 1969 and Kansas State College vocational school in Pittsburg in 1972. He worked at Cessna Fluid Power (which became Eaton Fluid Power in 1988) from 1972 to 2009, when he retired as a Lead Manufacturing Engineer. During retirement, Bob enjoyed drag racing his 1969 Camaro and doing woodworking projects.

On May 15, 1971, he married Marguerite ‘Margy’ Shepherd in Parsons. She survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Michael Hornback and wife Tara of Olathe, Mitchell Hornback and wife Tonya of Hutchinson; six grandchildren, Rebecca, Jeremy, Koalton, Blake, Reid, and Fallon; one great-grandchild, Jacob; a brother, Richard ‘Dick’ Hornback and wife Dana of Parsons.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at Elliott Chapel, with Pastor Tom Scott officiating.  Burial will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Harmony Grove Cemetery, rural Cherryvale. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, with family present to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Elliott Mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to the ALS Association, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.