Robert L. (Bob) Arheart

Robert L. (Bob) Arheart, age 91, of Elkhart, Kansas died November 11, 2015, at Morton County Care Center in Elkhart, Kansas. He was born November 27, 1923, in Ottawa County, Kansas at the farm house of his parents, Robert Spencer and Sylvia Grace (Jaquier) Arheart.

Bob went to work for International Harvester Company in August 1942. He was drafted into the United States Army in December 1942. After his enlistment, he moved back to Delphos and worked for IHC before transferring to Dodge City in 1946. Bob was a manager over 11 counties. In 1949, he moved to Elkhart to manage Fisher’s Inc for 36 years. Bob married Virginia L. Griggs on March 9, 1947, in Delphos, Kansas. Bob served on the Elkhart City Council from 1962-1966 and was a Morton County Commissioner from 1973-1984. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Men, Elkhart Lion’s Club, Point Rock Golf Club, Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, and VFW Point Rock Post #3162. 

Survivors include two sons; Kris Arheart of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Robert S. and wife Marcala Arheart of Liberal, Kansas, one daughter; Suzie Davis of Wichita, Kansas, seven grandchildren, Chandra and Dave Cornali, Todd and Carie Arheart, Matt and Mel Davis, Micha and Abel Perez, Thane and Becky Arheart, Tawna and Chad Scantlin, Takala and Brian Schriner; seventeen great-grandchildren; one niece and two nephews.  

Bob is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Virginia in 2013; and sister, Maurine Rolph.

Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the United Methodist Church in Elkhart, Kansas with Reverend Dennis Reimer officiating. VFW Point Rock Post #3162 will conduct military rites at the church. A private family inurnment will follow at a later date at Delphos, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be given to the Elkhart Senior Center or the United Methodist Church in care of Garnand Funeral Home, P.O. Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950.