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Robert E. Davenport, 79, St. Joseph, MO

Robert E. Davenport, 79, St. Joseph, Missouri died Sunday, March 16, 2014 at a local healthcare facility.

Robert E. Davenport, 79, St. Joseph, Missouri died Sunday, March 16, 2014 at a local healthcare facility.

He was born February 20, 1935 to Robert and Nora (Brooks) Davenport, Sr. in St. Joseph, Missouri.

He married Rita Ann Walk on January 4, 1958. She preceded him in death on July 4, 1979.

Robert never met a stranger or ever forgot a face. For the last fifty years he owned and operated his own landscaping business, but was a jack of all trades.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Bill Davenport.

Survivors: daughters, Nancy Klepees (Carey) and BJ Routon (Ron); sister, Jerrie Ann Beattie; five grandchildren, Travis Merritt (Florinda), Bethany Merritt, Ben Routon, Andrew and Jeffrey Klepees; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services:  1:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Ashland Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 5:00 P.M. Wednesday.  Memorial Contributions made  be made to the Open Door Food Kitchen. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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