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Robert L. "Bob" Eidson

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Robert L. "Bob" Eidson, 76, of Marshall, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at his home.

At Bob's request private funeral services and burial will be held. Family and friends may call from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fitzgibbon-Mary Montgomery Hospice or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.

Born Sept. 16, 1936, in Hickman Mills, he was the son of the late Paul E. Eidson and Burlie Fay Webster Eidson. On Feb. 16, 1956, at Midway Baptist Church, he married Shirley Sue Nichols, who preceded him in death on Aug. 10, 1998. He had lived in Saline County most of his life and was a member of Midway Baptist Church.

Survivors include five children, Deborah Lee Eidson of Marshall, Glen Robert Eidson of Lake Ozark, Cindy "Squeak" Mikle and her husband, Dale, of Lee's Summit, Jan "Fruit" MacLaughlin and her husband, Lance, of Holts Summit and Jon Christopher Eidson and his wife, Charity, of Marshall; daughter-in-law, Donna Blumhorst of Marshall; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Pauline "Sister" Bradley of Elsah, Ill., Judy Kay Deal of rural Nelson and Sharon "Bloss" Maupin of Shackelford; three brothers, Charles Eidson of Marshall, Fred Eidson of Marshall and Billy Wayne Eidson of Dallas, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one son, Lynn Nichols Eidson.

Additional information provided per family recompense.