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Obituaries: Robert M. "Bob" Burns


Robert M. "Bob" Burns
Robert Miles "Bob" Burns, 74 of Senecaville passed away quietly Saturday June 22, 2013 at Red Carpet Healthcare Center, Cambridge.

He was born in Senecaville on February 1, 1939, the son of the late Robert Miles Burns and Dorothy (Thompson) Burns.

Mr Burns grew up in Senecaville where he attended both grade school and high school graduating in 1957.. He attended Muskingum College, earning a degree in music (piano,) and went on to The Ohio State University where he earned a degree in Music education. While at Ohio State, Robert took flying courses and obtained his flight instructor rating for single and multi-engine planes. He worked at Ohio State from 1966 to 1976. Robert also worked at Purdue University, Lafayette, IN. teaching as both private and commercial instructor.

Robert returned to Senecaville in 1976 to work with his father in the oil and gas business and run the family farm in Possum Valley. Robert loved to fish and hunt. His goal each year since 1999 was to fish Alaska for Red Salmon. He was a piano player all his life taking lessons starting at age 5. Robert attended the Beaver Baptist Church in Batesville, and the Marietta Bible Church in Marietta.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ruth Marie (Kummerer) Burns of Senecaville, whom he married on Feb. 13,1965, One daughter Martha Kay (David) Stockland of Westminister, CO..

Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4:00-8:00 pm at Black-Epperson Funeral Home in Senecaville, where services will be Wednesday at 11:00 am with Rev. Myron Guiler.
Burial will follow in Possum Valley Cemetery next to the family farm.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Red Carpet Healthcare Center, 8420 Georgetown Rd. Cambridge, OH 43725

Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.black-eppersonfuneralhomes.com
Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at Black-Epperson Funeral Home, Senecaville
11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home
Possum Valley Cemetery
Black Epperson Funeral Home - Senecaville

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