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Robert A. Bourne

Robert A. Bourne, age 86, of Eaton, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Vancrest Health Care Center. He was born February 11, 1932 in Eaton to the late Fayette I. and Mary J. (Fleenor) Bourne. Bob was a U.S. Air Force Veteran who served during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Post #215; he attended Earlham College before entering the military; he worked at NCR in Dayton for 23 years and Henny Penny Corporation in Eaton for another 25 years; he was a member of the Bolivar Masonic Lodge #82, F.&A.M., where he also served as Past Master; was a member of the Antioch Shrine in Dayton where he served with the Marching Patrol; he was a volunteer with the Eaton Little League for 31 years; was a former Eaton City Council Member and Vice Mayor; he supervised the construction of the Preble County YMCA; and was a past L&M Board Member. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother William Bourne. He is survived by his wife Betty J. Bourne of Eaton; daughters: Vickie (Bob) Volkerding and Kanita Fortney both of Eaton; grandchildren: Shaun (Melissa) Walters of New Lebanon, Anthony Walters of Arcanum, Ryan (Jill) Volkerding of Columbus, Bethany (Ryan) Andrus of Kalamazoo, MI and Nicholas (Devianna) Walters of Charlotte, NC; great grandchildren: Michael, Jack, Ava and Owen; sister Frances Koons of Eaton; brother Ronald (Freda) Bourne of Amherst, OH; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 4:00 pm until time of Memorial service, Masonic service and Military Honors at 6:00 pm at the Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, 226 West Main Street, Eaton with Pastor Ted Dennis officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.

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Thank you, Steve. Your words mean a lot.

Vickie Volkerding May 10 2018 12:00 AM

Thank you, Cathy and Jay, for your comforting words and for your kind gift to the Parkinsons Foundation. Bob and I had the pleasure of sitting with Brandon and his wife at Nick and Deviannas wedding reception last October. Keep in touch, Vickie and Bob.

Vickie Volkerding May 10 2018 12:00 AM

Betty, Vicki, and Kanita, So sorry to hear about Bob! What a great guy! Dad and Mom had great memories with him and you Betty please know you are in my thoughts and prayers

Susie Amburgey May 6 2018 12:00 AM

I was very sorry to hear of Bob's passing! I remember the Bourne's from when they lived beside my sister.They felt like "Family!" As a driver for Preble County Council On Aging, I had the privilege of transporting Bob to Cardiac Rehab Several years ago!He was an inspiration to me! My prayers are with you all! God Bless you Betty, Vickie, and Kanita!

Steve McCarty May 3 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Vickie and Bob, Ryan and Beth, Shaun and Nick,, How deeply saddened we are to hear of Bob's passing; however, knowing that God has a special place in heaven for such a wonderful man seems to help our grief. Hope it will do the same for you. Bob and Betty, just as you, were very good friends of ours in whom we placed many good feelings and had many good times. We think of you all often and will remember you in our prayers in special ways over the coming days. Know that you are loved and that God holds Bob in the palm of His hand and you have the sacred promise from God that you will see him again in God's eternal kingdom which has no end. Jay, too, suffers from Parkinson's disease and we will be sending a memorial in Bob's honor of Bob's memory to the National Parkinson's Foundation. Our prayer for you is "May the Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift His countenance upon you and give you peace." Take good care of Betty! We love you. Jay and Cathy

Jay and Cathy Whitley May 2 2018 12:00 AM

Didnt know bib well but knew katria and vickie ed roomed with him for littlev while at vancrest seemed lime a very nice person and his girls are just as nice sorry fir your loss

Jennifer siford May 2 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Bourne

Jennifer siford May 2 2018 12:00 AM

Bob always had a smile on his face everytime I saw him. He was/is a great man. Bob will be missed by many. My condolences go out to the entire family. Prayers are being sent to help each one of you through this difficult time. Debbie Doran-Flory Joe Flory

Debbie Doran-Flory May 1 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Bourne

Debbie Doran-Flory May 1 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Bourne

Jean Dawson Apr 30 2018 12:00 AM

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