Robert Elder, 80, Lyndon: Feb. 18, 1938 – May 22, 2018 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Robert Elder, 80, Lyndon: Feb. 18, 1938 – May 22, 2018

LYNDON, Kan. – Robert Elder, 80, passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at his home in Lyndon, Kan. He was born on Feb. 18, 1938, in Pittsburgh, Penn., the son of William and Margaret Neuman Elder.

Bob had lived in Melvern, Kan., for many years and had moved to Lyndon in the last year. He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad as a purchasing agent for 30 years until his retirement. He had served in the U.S. Air Force, and was a member of the Melvern American Legion Post 317 and the Vassar Zion Lutheran Church.

On July 29, 1961, Bob was married to Mary Alice Lane, in Waverly, Kan.

Bob was preceded in death by his daughter, JoAnn Speer; his parents, William and Margaret; a brother, James Elder; and an infant sister, Joan Elder.

Bob is survived by his wife, Mary, of the home; daughter, Deborah (Dwight) Becker; two nieces, Deborah (Tim) Stenzel and Karen (Mike) Waddell; and seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Monday, May 28, at the Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. Inurnment will be in the Melvern Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to True Grace Community Church, Zion Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 317, or Midland Hospice, sent in care of the Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences may be left at

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