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Kenneth Dwaine Robb also known as Kenny or Ken, 70, of Warsaw, Missouri reached his final destination to be with his precious Lord and Savior on January 23rd, 2022. Kenneth was born in Kansas City, Missouri on January 15, 1952 to John and Dorothy (Comstock) Robb. Kenneth was preceded in death by: his parents; brothers, Gary and Jerry Robb, and son Jeremy Sullivan. He is survived by: his wife, Elaine (Tompkins) Robb; along with his kids and their spouses, Steven (Monica) Robb, John (Jamie) Robb, Kristine (Mike) Revert and Jeremy’s wife Ruthie Sullivan. Kenneth had nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Kenneth is also survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Kenneth grew up around Swope Park where he made many childhood friends that would last him a lifetime. Kenneth was the youngest of three sons. He loved his parents and grandparents very much. Kenny enjoyed traveling to his parents home at Table Rock lake in Shell Knob, Missouri with his family. While on his visits with his parents he spent time cooking, gardening and canning with his mom. Kenny learned his passion and skill for Hunting and Fishing from his dad. Kenny spent a lot of time with his parents and in this time with them he picked up many admirable traits. Kenny was a loving, kind, and gentle soul. Kenny also enjoyed spending time with his brothers Jerry and Gary fishing and hunting. Kenny began his career in the grocery business after high school. He worked at many stores including Milgrams, Ramey’s and Ball’s food stores. After leaving Ball’s Food Stores he worked at Kwal Paint. Kenny worked at Kwal Paint until he retired. His coworkers would describe him as patient. Kenny was always friendly and professional with every person he met.
Ken met Elaine at Club 95, where he asked her out. When she declined his offer he asked her if she had any children, she answered that she had a son, Jeremy. Ken asked her if he could take him fishing sometime. Later they ended up dating and then wed , sharing 35 glorious years together. From the day Ken met Jeremy he took him under his wing and treated him like his own child. Ken had three biological children Steve, John and Krissy. Every moment he wasn’t working, he was with his children. Ken took his kids out fishing every night. When Ken would get home from work he would walk in the door and tell his kids “Get your toys, we’re going fishing”. He spent a lot of time teaching his kids how to hunt and fish. Ken accepted every child that came through his door and treated them as his own. He was the perfect teacher Ken was very patient and taught countless children and grandchildren to hunt and fish. Ken’s house was the house to be at. He loved and accepted every person he met. When his kids would bring their friends home he would invite them to dinner and take them fishing.
At the young age of 40 Ken became a proud Grandpa to his first grandson. Ken was so eager to meet his grandson that he was at the hospital when he was born. Over the next few years Ken welcomed 4 more grandsons and 4 granddaughters. Ken enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He spent time teaching each one the skills and life lessons he’s learned. Ken loved the weekends when his children and grandchildren would come down to his lake house to visit. He would always plan as many fishing trips as possible during those weekends. Ken enjoyed riding four wheelers, having bonfires, cracking a cold one, and playing a friendly game of poker with his family and friends. As most of us know by now Ken loved fishing and sharing his knowledge of fishing his dream was always to become a pro bass fisherman. While visiting his home at the lake you could often catch him up early in the morning watching fishing shows. To try and achieve his goal Ken attended and participated in many bass fishing tournaments some of those include Fish for Sight, Lions Club, Ruw and B.A.S.S. Ken participated in these tournaments with some of his closest friends and family. He always loved seeing the sunrise and sunset with his line in the water.
Ken also liked to hunt for food. He enjoyed sitting in a tree stand for long hours looking for game to hunt. Ken participated in many hunting seasons some of those include deer, turkey, quail, pheasant, and rabbit. Ken was the kind of guy who never met a stranger. He was always making new friends, many he would even consider family. Ken was a proud family man who loved and cherished his children and bonus children. Watching his children grow into the incredible people they’ve become was one of his greatest gifts. He never missed a chance to brag about them.
Many knew Ken as Papa Ken. He loved his grandchildren dearly and enjoyed watching them grow up. Every friend his grandchildren had he treated them as if they were his grandchildren. He never missed a chance to share his knowledge. Ken was handy, charming, easy going, and a joy to be around. His laugh and smile were contagious. He would give anyone the shirt off his back if they needed it. He was a generous, kind hearted, selfless man who was looked up to by many. His teachings and stories will be told for generations to come. Although his time here on earth has come to an end we all rejoice knowing he’s fishing and hunting in heaven catching big fish and killin big deer. We were truly blessed with the best.
tommy curtis says
He was a friend a mentor and like another father figure to many of us and he was a hunting buddy a fishing buddy and was the life of the party . It was such an honor to be a part of his life and his family’s life. He will be forever missed. God bless him and God bless his family. He is now with our father in heaven Jesus christ. Keep your faith in Jesus and we will all see him soon.
Nancy DeMar says
My husband Gary and I have so many fond memories of Ken. Many years ago we enjoyed fishing, playing cards and going out dancing with Ken and Elaine and several other friends. Ken always had a smile on his face and made you feel welcome. He was the sweetest man ever. Though we haven’t seen Ken in a few years we are lucky that we have so many wonderful memories of him. R.I.P. Ken
Patty Robb says
Yes Ken was a very sweet caring person even though I haven’t got to be around him in awhile I still remember all the times I did share with him. I send prayers out to his family. He is going to be greatly missed.
Samantha Foudray says
“Other Dad” I will miss your laugh, your wisdom and I will cherish all the lessons u taught me.
I’ve known u since I was 6yrs old. W
You have laughed at me, you scolded me & you praised me – as if I was one of your own children. I’m grateful for both.
You were truly a great man that came from great parents. Always warm, welcoming and giving. Never judgemental.
I will miss fishing with u. Especially the poker runs on the ozarks. I already miss the late night poker games at the kitchen table. Or just having a beer while sitting in a lawn chair.
You meant so much to so many people. I’ll see again one day dad. I love u so much and already miss u.
APRIL ROBERTS says
Ken was the first one who greeted us when we moved to Missouri 25 years ago. We became his friend, then part of the gang. Always remember the fishing tournaments , hunting together, playing poker at the table, he taught my daughter to play. I remember when he bought the property and how we helped clean and raise the garage. He was a kind soul, and friend. You will be missed.
mark mcfarland says
I recently learned of Ken’s passing. I did leave a phone message for his wife, Elaine, but is has been years and I am not sure I still have the correct phone number. This is Dr. Mark McFarland, Belton, Mo. I am sending my condolences and am sorry for your loss, Elaine and family. As you know, Ken is now with is Heavenly Father, happy and whole. If you care to reach me please call 816.322.0469, Peace remains as the Lord’s guidance embraces you.
carolyn wear says
I have just learned of my dear cousin passing. When I was a little girl my dad and mom would make a trip to kc to uncle bus and family. Ken was only a couple years younger but special i knew.as I grew up i would learn more about the Robb boys. I AM SO SORRY for your loss but such a wonderful memory we all have that knew him. May he be at peace in heaven and enjoying his heavenly fish and hunting Moments. Love you Ken. Your cousin Carolyn.