Dr. Robert Colbert

Dr. Robert Colbert, 79, of Columbia entered into eternal rest Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the Neighborhoods in Columbia. A Memorial Mass will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Bob is survived by his wife Phyllis Colbert, two daughters, Laura Keefer and Stephanie Colbert, one son, Stephen Colbert, five grandchildren, Courtney Keefer, Megan Keefer, Wilson Fitzgerald, Charles Colbert and Sarah Jane Colbert, as well as his sister, Carol Noonan. Bob retired in 1996 as a Radiologist with Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.


  1. Justin Kellett on January 23, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Condolences…Sorry for your loss.

    Justin Kellett

  2. Tim Greenway on January 23, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    I’m very sorry for your loss.

  3. Dr. and Mrs. Doug Walton on January 23, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

  4. Steve, Pam and Josh Moga on January 23, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Laura, John, Courtney and Megan,
    You and all of your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Praying that you find comfort in this time of loss.

  5. Bill and Pat Shell on January 23, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Bob, I have missed you these last few years. You were a good friend, a good radiologist, and a good man.

  6. Scotty Jenkins on January 24, 2014 at 5:12 am

    To: Mrs. Colbert, Laura, Stephanie, Stephen & Family
    My deepest condolences for your loss. I have the fondest memories of Dr. Colbert during Stephens birthday sleepovers. He would prepare your huge yard into a football field for we grade school boys to play tackle football. As I drive by the old house, I’m often reminded of him and his large trees. How he often would stand in the yard and gaze upward to those trees. Oh and that Kegerator….
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless

  7. JOHN & PAM MARSH BURTON on January 24, 2014 at 9:12 am

    PHYLLIS god bless you and the children at the at the time big john

  8. Mary Williams on January 24, 2014 at 11:42 am

    I am sorry to hear that your Dad died. My sincerest condolences to you and your family

  9. Roger and Diane Francis on January 26, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    To Phyllis and family,
    We’re so sorry to hear of Dr. Colbert’s passing. Roger owes a debt of gratitude to Bob for all his help and encouragement, beginning over 40 years ago. God bless you, Bob, for all the lives you have touched with your kindness and dedication. You will be greatly missed.

  10. Dr. Roger and Diane Francis on January 28, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    We were saddened to hear of Dr. Colbert’s passing. Roger will be forever indebted to Bob for all the help and encouragement Bob gave while Roger was considering a career in medicine. Bob was a patient mentor, a generous employer, and a good friend. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  11. Jackie ( Throgmorton) Perry on February 20, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    It has been years since I last saw Doctor Colbert but he was a wonderful, kind and caring man the world will be a sadder place without him may God hold him in his arms and give him the peaceful rest he deserves. May God be with you Phyllis and your children.

  12. Susie Williams Dent on March 29, 2014 at 10:39 am

    My family and I thought the world of “Chip”. My mother Mary Williams was his nurse when he worked in Trumann, Arkansas in the mid-1960s. He was a visitor in our home many times and remained a dear friend after he went on to train as a radiologist. He spent time helping me with my high school science project and embarrassed me as often as he could with his teasing when I was a teenager. God love him! I still own a cameo necklace he gave me as a high school graduation gift. My mother always had a special friendship with him. Mom last spoke to him a few months before she passed away in 2010. She was 92.

    Those special memories of Bob will keep him with us in our hearts. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Bob’s lived ones.

    The family of Mary Williams: Susie Dent, Diana Jones and Don Williams.

  13. Terry on June 28, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Stephanie… So sorry for your loss…may god comfort you and your family in this sad time.

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