OTTUMWA — Robert “Bob” Toomire, 79, of 1409 W. Finley Ave., died October 2, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic in Iowa City of injuries sustained in an auto accident.
He was born March 21, 1934, in Martinsburg to Leo and Lucille M. Barnhart Toomire. He married Katherine “Kitty” Mungoven on January 9, 1960.
A graduate of Martinsburg High School, Bob had served in the U. S. Army. He had worked at John Deere Ottumwa Works, retiring in 1991. He enjoyed golfing, car races, working on cars and spending time with family.
Bob was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Kitty; a son, Matthew (Nichol) of Ottumwa; a daughter, Susie (Robert) Toomire-Mayo of Charleston, S.C.; five grandchildren, Laura West of Los Angeles, Calif., Matt West of Athens, Ga., Racheal Toomire of Raleigh, N.C., Camille Toomire of Ottumwa and Dylan Hedgecock of Ottumwa; two sisters, Donna Carruthers of Ottumwa and Deanna Dodson of Albia; two brothers, James Toomire of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Gerald “Jerry” Toomire of Des Moines.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Mel Kendall officiating. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.
Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Monday with the family present from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church.