Robert “Bob” Sarver

Robert “Bob” Sarver 84, of Raytown, Mo. went home Friday May 24, 2013 after a 20 year struggle with heart disease.
Bob was born on February 9, 1929.  He proudly served four years in the Navy aboard a destroyer in the Korean War.  Bob was a loyal employee of the Kansas City Southern Railway for 43 years.  He loved to fish, travel, pheasant hunt, dance, sing, watch sports and eat.  He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
He was preceeded in death by his parents, 5 brothers, and 2 sisters.  Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Mary.  Daughters Diana Peters, Karen Browning (Rick), Cheryl Isom and sons Paul and James; brother Don Sarver (Manetta) and sister Pat Murphy (Jerry); five grandchildren Alicia, Chris, Angela, Daniel, and Cherie; and six great-grandchildren Marisa, Jackson, Grace, Sophia, Titus, and Rocklyn.
A celebration of his life will be held Thursday, May 30, at Heartland Funeral Home, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, Mo.  Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. followed by the service.
The family wishes to express appreciation to the staff and caretakers at Mid America Heart Institute and St. Luke’s Hospice.
The family requests that contributions be made to St. Luke’s Hospice, 3100 Broadway, Suite 300, Kansas City, Mo. 64111


  1. Dick Gauert on May 26, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Dear Mary & Family,

    I was saddened to learn of Bob’s
    passing. I have fond memories of
    working with Bob at the KCS, both as a Yard Clerk and in the Accounting Dept. I’m sorry I am unable to attend his services.
    I pray God’s comfort and peace for you and your family.

    Dick Gauert

  2. Bob in Grandview, Missouri on May 27, 2013 at 8:21 am

    I am grateful for the life of Mr. Sarver. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

  3. Williams Family on May 28, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Condolences to the Sarver family. Please be assured that one day we will see our loved ones again happy and healthy. Jesus promised at John 5:28 & 29 that “all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” I pray this promise along with loving memories of Bob fill your heart with comfort and peace.

  4. Paul Shaw on May 30, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Dear James and Family;

    Someone like Bob will never be
    forgotten. I will always have fond
    memories of the good times we had
    while pheasant hunting in South Dakota.
    I pray and hope that you to will find comfort and peace in your fond

    Paul Shaw

  5. Rick and Julie Doudrick on June 5, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Sarver’s passing. We’ll miss seeing him down at the Lake. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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