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Robert Christian

COLUMBIA – Robert Leonard Christian passed away in Columbia, Missouri at University Hospital, Columbia on May 6, 2005 at the age of 74 years. “Chris” was born September 12, 1930 in Bixby, MO to Robert R. Christian and Mabel E. Stafford Christian.

“Chris” retired from the Air Force after twenty years, serving in both the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He went on to work for the State of Missouri at the Veteran’s Home in St. James, MO for another 16 years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Reed Christian, his sister, Maxine Condray, and one grandson, Kevin Kollmeyer.

He is survived by his mother, Mabel Stafford Christian, his wife, Jane Mueller Christian and four children: Linda (Mrs. Tim) Kollmeyer, Debbie (Mrs. Steve) Thomas, both of Farmington; Robert ‘Bob’ Christian of St. James and Lisa Christian of Kansas City, MO. He also leaves behind: 7 grandchildren: Stephanie (Mrs. Chad) Vaught of Crane, MO, Missie (Mrs. Jeff) Tripp, and Mica Wigger; both of Farmington, MO; Craig Thomas (wife Erin) of Fort Calhoun, NE, Doug Thomas of Chicago, IL and Brandon Christian and Lauren Christian both of St. James, MO. He also is survived by six great-grandchildren: Kylie and Wyatt Vaught; Madelynn and Owen Tripp, Caden Wigger and Kristian Jane Kollmeyer.

Family and friends can visit the family at the James Gahr Funeral Home in St. James, MO on Friday, May 13, from 6-8 p.m. Memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, May 14 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Reverand Stephen Kamprath officiating. Final resting place for Mr. Christian to be determined at a later date.

Memorials can be made to the Craig Thomas Fund at the New Era Bank, 11 E. Liberty St., Farmington, MO, 573-756-6728.

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