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Robert Bayless

KNOB LICK – Robert Lee Bayless of Knob Lick passed away on September 7, 2005, at St. Francois Manor, at the age of 93 years. He was born on March 3, 1912, in St. Francois County, the son of the late John and Sarah “Sally” (Welker) Bayless. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Alma (Jenson) Bayless, two sisters, Elva Wright and Viola Westover and an infant brother, Arthur Bayless.

Mr. Bayless worked for many years for the St. Joe Lead Company.

He is survived by a son, Dale Bayless and wife Minnie of Knob Lick, daughter, Pat (Mrs. Bart) Pirtle of St. Peters, one brother, Forrest Bayless of Farmington, two grandchildren, Randall Bayless of Knob Lick, Sheila (Mrs. Jason) Bickle of Richardson, TX, and four great-grandchildren, Kennith and Robert Bayless of Jackson, Duncan and Madeline Bickle of Richardson, TX. Three nieces, other relatives and friends also survive.

Friends may call at the Cozean Memorial Chapel from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, September 9, 2005. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Donn Adamson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Knob Lick Cemetery Association. Obituary and online condolences at

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