Robert LeRoy "Bob" Balloun, 91, Russell, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at his home.
He was born Dec. 10, 1927, in Hays to Rudolph George and Mabelle (Britt) Balloun. He was a 1946 graduate of Russell High School.
He married Nancy Jane Edwards on July 24, 1949, in Russell. She preceded him in death Dec. 15, 2018.
He owned and operated Oiline Cleaning Company, working in the oil fields for 35 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II.
Survivors include three daughters, MaryAnn Kuhn, Wichita, Jane Ellen Law, Kansas City, Mo., and Janet Kay Stremel, Brevard, N.C.; a brother, Eugene Balloun, Kansas City, Kan.; a sister, Betty Boxberger, Russell; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Russell; burial in Russell City Cemetery with military rites by Russell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6240 Honor Guard.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday with family present to greet guests from 6 to 7 p.m. at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell.
Memorials are suggested to Russell Food Pantry in care of the mortuary.