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Bob was a loving and giving family man. He is survived by his wife of thirty years, Karen, of Raytown, Missouri. He was the father of five children, plus the grandfather (Papa) of twenty-two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. His daughter Mindi Trenary-White and husband Charles of Raytown, Missouri, their children, Christian, Tiffanie, Jordan, Brandon, Jasmine, and Sincere and his great-grandchildren Jeremiah and Zaylee; daughter Katrina Wiggins and husband Robert of Kansas City, Missouri, their children Cory, Tanelle, Aryana, Chris, and Aaron; son James Trenary and wife April of Tulsa, Oklahoma, their children Elijah, Abigail, Rebekah, and Gideon; son Joshua Trenary of Houston, Texas, his children Tyler, Makayla, Owen, and Quinlan; son Michael Bidwell of Raytown, Missouri, his sons, Austin, Reilly, and Ace. He is also survived by his parents James and Judith Bidwell of Freeman, Missouri; sister Donna Howard and husband David of Kodiak, Tennessee; sister Diane Nichols of Freeman, Missouri; brother John Bidwell and wife Kandi of Oak Grove, Missouri, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Preceding Bob in death are his sister Shari Ann, sister Tamera Ann, twin brothers Dennis James and David James. Bob was born and raised in Freeman, Missouri, graduated from Cass Midway School where he participated in football and played trombone in the marching band. Bob was very active in Youth for Christ and was the president of Christ Ambassadors at his church. After graduation, Bob moved to Harrisonville, Missouri and served on the volunteer fire department. He always provided for his family, working at Allied Signal and eventually starting his own general contracting business. He proudly coached his sons in wrestling with Raytown South youth club and in high school. Although disabled for the past 20 years, he remained dedicated to his family, full of life, and a source of strength. We love you and you will truly be missed by all.
Donna and David howard says
Mom and dad, Karen and family, I may be 800 miles away and got sick at a very bad time, but you are loved and missed all of the time, and are in my thoughts and prayers always, Donna and David Howard Kodak, TN
tracy hyett says
To me you will always be Bobby Jo! Bob you were always so full of life! You would give a stranger the shirt off of your back if you thought they needed it. You are loved and missed by so many. There is and will always be a void because of your absence! 4th of July will never be the same. I know you are healthy now and dancing on the streets of gold. Rest in peace sweet soul! I love you Bobby Jo, and we will see each other again. Tell my grandma Brownie i love and miss her terribly!
Pepper Jo Staggs says
My heart is broken for the loss of a wonderful cousin and friend. Robert Joseph and I have many memories of games we played as children, the 4th of July fun at Aunt Judy and Uncle Jim’s house, and knowing that he would do anything for me. He always made me feel special and loved. He had a heart of gold and helped everyone in need, always putting himself last. Our loss is Heaven’s gain…????
Pepper Jo Staggs says
Those question marks are not supposed to be there. I put a heart. I don’t know what happened and can’t fix it.
Brenda Cindrich says
Bob,thanks so much for making me laugh so hard every time we were together and thank you for letting me steal the idea that every time you are sick you need presents. I can’t tell you how well that has worked out. I love you and miss you and will see you again.
Alice Burris Vulgamott says
Karen and family so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Bob as the young curly hair man with a great since of humor. You are in my thoughts and prayers.