June 23, 2024

Robert E. Meanor, 82, died November 18, 2015 at Presbyterian Manor of the Plains, Dodge City. He was born on February 3, 1933 in Hartwick, Pennsylvania the son of Frank and Helen (McWhirter) Meanor. 

Robert received his Bachelor of Science degree from Sterling College in 1954. He then attended Pittsburg Seminary in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania where he received his Bachelor of Divinity and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1958. In 1963 he received his Masters of Christian Education from P.S.C.E in Richmond, Virginia.  

Rev. Meanor served several Presbyterian churches throughout his life including; The First Presbyterian Church of Aurora, Colorado from 1963 to 1968, Gridley, California from 1969 to 1979, El Dorado, Kansas from 1979 to 1988, and Dundee Presbyterian Church in Omaha, Nebraska from 1988 to 1994. Rev. Meanor then served as Chaplain at Crowell Memorial Home in Blair, Nebraska from 1994-2013.  

He served on numerous committees through Presbytery and took Bible Study Fellowship, Bethel Bible Series, and Kerygma.  

On June 27, 1964 he married Barbara Deanne Wallace at the First Presbyterian Church of Aurora, Colorado. 

Robert is survived by his wife, Barbara Meanor of Dodge City; a daughter, Bonnie Castelli and husband Giancarlo of Dodge City; a son, Brian Meanor and companion Ellen McNight Ellis of Dodge City; two grandchildren, Kelsey Dalton and husband Tyler and Nicholas Peters; three great grandchildren, Gabriel, Maddison, and Michael Dalton; two sisters, Peggy Goltry of Eldridge, Iowa and Lois Kilgore and husband Ralph of Apollo, Pennsylvania; and brother in law, Donald A. Wallace and wife Mary of Chesterfield, Missouri and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Don Meanor; and one sister, Arlene Meanor. 

Memorial services will be held at Swaim Funeral Home on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 1:00 PM with Rev. Jerre Nolte presiding. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City. There will be no public visitation as cremation has taken place. Memorials are suggested to Sterling College or Presbyterian Manor of the Plains both in care of the funeral home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.