Robert John O'Connor
Robert John O'Connor
  • March 17, 1933 - April 1, 2017
  • Kansas City, Missouri

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Bob O’Connor, born March 17, 1933, Cameron, MO to Tom and Dorothy (Stade) O’Connor. He graduated from Cameron High School in 1951 and then joined the US Navy and served proudly from 1953-1957. Bob worked as a data programmer for Jack Cooper Transport from 1963-1985 and then opened Happy Rock Small Engine Clinic retiring in 2003.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Erma; his parents; 3 brothers, Bill, Bernie, (twin) Bud; sister, Carolyn.

Survivors include 3 sons, Craig, Chris (Sue), Shawn (Courtney); 3 brothers, Dave, Mike, and Pat; 3 sisters, Patty, Susie, and Margaret; 6 grandchildren, Danny (Aubrey), Meghann, April (Brian), Summer, Caitlin, Ryan; 1 great grand-daughter, Sophia; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 9 AM Friday April 7, 2017 at St Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church (6415 NE Antioch Rd. Gladstone, MO 64119) with burial to follow at Smithville Memorial Cemetery. The Family will receive friends from 6:30-8 PM on Thursday April 6, 2017 with Rosary at 6 PM at White Chapel Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to St Andrew’s Catholic Church.

Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at

(Arr. White Chapel Funeral Home, 6600 N. Antioch Rd., Gladstone, MO 64119, 816-452-8419)