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  • Robert Eugene Coomes

  • Robert Eugene Coomes, 80 of Frontenac died at 7:35 am, Monday, December 31, 2012 at the Via Christi Hospital Pittsburg following a short illness.

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  • Robert Eugene Coomes, 80 of Frontenac died at 7:35 am, Monday, December 31, 2012 at the Via Christi Hospital Pittsburg following a short illness.
    He was born December 30, 1932 in St. Paul, KS the son of Ray and Cora (Brazil) Coomes.
    On March 2, 1962 he was united in marriage to Roberta Jean Witty in Miami, OK, she survives of the home.
    Bob was a general contractor and was the owner and operator of Coomes Construction and Coomes Self Storage.
    He was a longtime area resident and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frontenac.  He was a former member of the St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul where he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.
    Additional survivors include a son Ben R. Coomes and a daughter Kyra Hensley both of Frontenac; a brother Jack Coomes of Pittsburg; three grandchildren Keele Allen and husband Travis, Natalie Coomes and Karsyn Hensley and a great-grandson Karter Allen all of Frontenac.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, a brother Jimmy Coomes and a sister Mary “Sis” Phelan.
    Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 am, Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frontenac with Fr. Thomas Stroot as Celebrant.  Inurnment of cremains will take place at a later date in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery.  Rosary will be 7 pm Wednesday at the Friskel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends following the rosary.  Condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com.  Services by Friskel Funeral Home 230 E. McKay Frontenac, KS

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