Robert Earley

Robert Donald Earley

Wednesday, July 10th, 1935 - Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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Robert D. Earley

Cameron, Missouri- Robert Donald Earley, 85, Cameron, passed away at his home, with his family by his side.
Bob was born in Le Mars, Iowa to Frank and Mabel (Bauerly) Earley.
He was a 1953 graduate of Primghar High School.
Bob served in the United States Army and later served in the Army Reserve for 6 years.
He married Donna Auguston on June 15, 1957 in Primghar, Iowa.
They resided in Iowa where Bob graduated from Iowa State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Ag Business. He worked for Walnut Grove Feed Company in Atlantic, Iowa.
Bob and Donna moved to Cameron in 1961 with Walnut Grove. In 1968, Bob and Donna purchased the Ford Tractor Dealership and started Earley Ford Tractor and Earley Family Farm.
Bob was a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, American Legion #33, former member of Cameron Jaycees and Cameron School Board, served as a board member and past president of the Western Equipment Dealers Association and current board member of 1st Cameron State Bank,
He is preceded by his parents; brother, John Earley and sister, Mary Wood; son, Mike Earley and grandson, Christopher Earley.
Bob is survived by his wife of 63 years, Donna Earley, of the home. His children are Pat (Alicia) Earley, Chillicothe, Missouri, Mike (Denise) Earley, Cameron, Missouri, Tom( Rebecca) Earley, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Mary Ann Ensign, Cameron, Missouri, Laure (Mark) Tunks, Cameron, Missouri, and Dan (Staci) Earley, Cameron, Missouri; his grandchildren, John, Jennifer, Christopher, Phillip, Rachel, Adam, Aaron, Bobbie, Bethany, Nick, Kristi, Megan, Brandon, Lucas, Jordan, Adalynn, and Lillian; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 AM, Monday, August 10, 2020 at St. Munchin Catholic Church. Rosary: 5:00 PM, Sunday evening, August 9, 2020, at St. Munchin, with visitation following from 6- 8 PM. Burial in Cameron Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given in Bob’s memory to The Cameron Education Foundation, to benefit the Ag FFA program.
Faith, Family, Farming, so very important in Bob’s life.
Bob’s family would like to express their thanks for the loving care given by Comfort Care Hospice and Palliative Care.
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Arrangements: Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron, MO.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 9th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Sunday, August 9th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    St. Munchin Catholic Church
    301 N. Cedar Street
    CAMERON, MO 64429
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    Rosary 5:00
  • Service

    Monday, August 10th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Monday, August 10th, 2020 10:00am
    St. Munchin Catholic Church
    301 N. Cedar Street
    CAMERON, MO 64429
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Father Tom Ludwig


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The Family of Clark & Carolyn Whiteaker

Posted at 07:29pm
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Stacey Hutton

Posted at 07:24pm
Sincere condolence to Bob's Family. Erma and I have many memories from working with Bob and all of the sales force. So glad we got to stop. You are in our prayers. Peace be still, O my Soul.............Stacey and Erma

Elizabeth Fry

Posted at 01:18pm
I remember the day Mark and I met Bob for the first time. It was at Dan & Staci’s home in the country. Mark’s Dad and Grandfather were both great Farmall fans and Mark happened to be wearing his Farmall hat that day. Right away, Bob drew Mark in with a cheeky comment about Mark’s hat . This lead to an enthusiastic conversation Farmall and tractors; much to Mark’s delight. We had lost Mark’s dad the year prior, and Bob’s sweet interest in Mark gave Mark some healing through the sharing his childhood memories of Dad. First they talked Farmall and family, then tractors in general, then military service- with a little friendly ribbing between Army Soldier & Marine. I believe Mark talked more that day with Bob than Dan! For myself, very quickly after meeting Bob and Donna , I knew how our dear friend Dan had become such a kind and endearing person whom we’ve come to love as a brother. Bob made Mark feel he was talking with his own father. It’s someone very special who can touch another so deeply with such a simple encounter. But while Mark and Bob’s meeting would appear simple to any onlooker, it was especially meaningful for Mark. For the first time in a very long time, Mark was able to remember his own father without sadness. I believe Bob sensed that too, as he encouraged Mark to share while Bob listened with keen and jovial interest. Our hearts are filled with love for all the Earley family. We pray that soon, your memories also will flow without sadness but only joy of the man who continues to positively affect the world through his legacy and family - Mark & Beth Fry

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