Robert L. Gruver, age 86, passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. He was born on February 21, 1930 in Scott City, Kansas, the son of Charley & Emma Geyer Gruver. A lifetime resident of Scott City, Kansas, he was a farmer in Manning, Kansas and mechanic for Sunflower Electric in Garden City, Kansas from 1970 to 2013.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Scott City, Kansas and was a US Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict with rank of Corporal serving as a Medic from 1951 to 1953.
On October 20, 1955 he married Elva L. Betzold in Manning, Kansas. She passed away on September 17, 1970 in Scott City, Kansas. On November 6, 1976 he married Connie Veach in Wichita, Kansas. She survives.
Survivors include Wife - Connie Gruver of Scott City, Kansas, Two Sons - Rodney & Sue Hillery Gruver of Mayette, Kansas, Steven Gruver of Scott City, Kansas, Two Daughters - Salinda & Gerald Baker of Marienthal, Kansas, Tina & Roy Turley of Scott City, Kansas, Two Step Sons - Steven & Shelli Vredenburg of Hays, Kansas, Joe Vredenburg of Brooklyn, New York,
One Brother - Charles & Carol Gruver of Scottsdale, Arizona, Fourteen Grandchildren, Sixteen Great Grandchildren and Numerous Nieces & Nephews.
He was preceded in death by his Parents and Two Sisters - Mary Cletus Graves and Delores Haehn.
Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at the First Christian Church in Scott City, Kansas with Pastor Scott Wagner presiding.
Memorials may be given to the Friends of Scott Lake State Park in care of Price & Sons Funeral Homes.
Interment will be in the Scott County Cemetery in Scott City, Kansas
Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday and 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Scott City, Kansas.