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Robert E. Eades

September 4, 1929 ~ December 4, 2017 (age 88)

Eades, The Reverend Robert (Bob) E, 88, lived a long life filled with loving family, caring relationships, meaningful work, and deep connection to his community in Wichita. He died peacefully on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, with his family by his side. Bob was born in Stockton, Kansas, into a family of pioneers, early Rooks County entrepreneurs, and staunch Methodists. He graduated from Kansas Wesleyan College, earned an MBA from SMU, and found his calling as Methodist clergy at Perkins Seminary. Southwestern College awarded him an honorary doctorate in Education. Bob’s professional experience included 28 years as chaplain at Wesley Medical Center, where he retired as Vice President for Chaplaincy Services in 1991. He spent 20 years as a Navy Reserve chaplain, 4 years as a parish pastor in Texas and Japan, and 8 years as chaplain at Larksfield Place retirement community, where he permanently retired in 2015. He was a supervisor for Clinical Pastoral Education since 1970. He was the first president of the National Institute for Business and Industrial Chaplains. He led support groups for clergy, provided counseling services, and conducted CPE training through the Counseling & Mediation Center. He is survived by Dee, his wife of 59 years; daughters, Donna (Eric) and Carol (Adrian); brother Jack; grandchildren Isabel Rummell, Jack Rummell, Tristan Delnevo, and Louisa Delnevo; nieces Becky Weigand, Beth Jones, and Georgia Eades; and nephews Walter and Ron Eades. He was preceded in death by his mother, Blanche Yoxall Eades; father and stepmother, Bert and Edith Eades; and brothers George and Johnny Eades. A celebration of his life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at College Hill United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in his memory to College Hill Church. Share condolences at www.CozineMemorial.com. Broadway Mortuary.


Charitable donations may be made to:

College Hill United Methodist Church
2930 E. 21st St. N., Wichita KS 67214



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