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Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Herington Chapel
Monday March 28th, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Funeral Service

First Baptist Church, Herington
Tuesday March 29th, 2022

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Sunset Hill Cemetery
Tuesday March 29th, 2022

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Robert (Bob) Lewis Shinn

Robert (Bob) Lewis Shinn, 84, was born on December 31, 1937, in Herington to John Henry Shinn and Oma Marie Attebury.  Bob passed away peacefully with his family by his side on March 23, 2022, at the Herington Hospital.

Bob went to school in Herington where he obtained his GED. In April of 1957, Bob married Dorothy Baldwin, and to this union was born a son.  Bob later joined the United States Army where he faithfully served his country for 21 years. His next venture would be to become a police officer where he served the citizens of Osborne, KS for 10 years and the citizens of Herington for 13 years. At an early age Bob found his faith in his Lord and Savior, being baptized in the Baptist faith. He was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Herington. Bob had a love of travel sometimes traveling 4-5 hours to visit family for just a couple of hours. He was a member of the Coffee Club, VFW Post 1281 and American Legion. In February of 2013, Bob’s wife Dorothy passed away after 56 years of marriage. Then in August of 2013, Bob married Frances (Fran) Byfield, in Marion, Arkansas. Bob and Fran spent 8 ½ years together, enjoying each other, traveling to different places to visit family, friends and the casinos.  Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Herington Chapel is serving the family.

Bob is survived by his wife Fran Shinn, son; Harold (Laurie) Shinn, sister; Betty Jo (Gene) Plank, grandchildren; Cassidy (Tinna) Palmer, and Sharrelle Shinn, great grandchildren; James Palmer, Selena and Cyrise Brown and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 56 years Dorothy, brothers; Donnie and Henry, and sister Mamie.

The family will receive guests on Monday, March 28, 2022, from 6pm to 8pm at Yazel-Megli, Funeral Home Herington Chapel, at 404 S. Broadway St. Funeral service will be March 29, 2022 at 10am at the First Baptist Church in Herington with Reverend Darrell Geist officiating.  Graveside services with military honors will immediately follow at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Herington. Family will gather for a luncheon at the First Baptist Church following the graveside service. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Herington. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Robert Shinn at yazelmeglifh.com.

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We send our love and condolences to the family. I was a Railroad Special Agent and on numerous occasions we would work together. So thankful for his friendship and camaraderie. I treasure those memories.

Chester Leach Apr 10 2022 3:13 PM

Bob will be missed by many. I considered him a friend for many years.

Mickey Stroda Mar 31 2022 1:02 PM

Sorry for your loss Harold

Michael Emerson.,....Osborne Ks. Mar 29 2022 6:43 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert (Bob) Shinn

Allen and Karen Thornton Mar 28 2022 8:15 PM

You have our family's deepest sympathy Harold and Family. I liked visiting with your Dad when he was in Osborne.

Ladonna (Gunther)Reinert Mar 28 2022 4:50 PM

I remember that he enjoyed visiting with family, had a great sense of humor and was generous when we got together. Uncle Robert was always a joy to be around!

Elwin Plank Mar 27 2022 10:31 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert (Bob) Shinn

Nila burch Mar 27 2022 1:37 PM

Bob was a wonderful man! Very compassionate. Many years ago he brightened a very hard birthday. I never heard him say a negative thing and he always smiled and brought a smile to others. Heaven is very blessed!

Janet (Novak) Higer Mar 27 2022 1:36 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert (Bob) Shinn

Jacqueline F. Mueller Mar 26 2022 3:24 PM

Harold, not sure if you remember from my visiting times with you in Osborne, but I wanted to pass my condolences. I remember you dad as fair, faithful and funny man…. Funny especially when he came by to pick me up to spend the night and he was in uniform.. grandma had NEVER had a police office knock on her door before and WHAT did I do! May peace and comfort follow you knowing this well respected man has done great things here on earth. Ricky (dot) McClure (at) (gmail)

Rick McClure Mar 26 2022 12:21 PM

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