Ronald E. Stobart
April 20, 2011
Ronald E. Stobart, 69, of Independence, Missouri, passed away Monday, April 18, 2011.
Ron was born November 18, 1941, in Independence, Missouri. He and his twin brother were the first born of five children to Lamar and Eloise Stobart. Ron was a graduate of William Chrisman High School in the class of 1960. He joined the armed forces in 1960 and served as a radioman in the U.S. Navy. A Vietnam Veteran, he was honorably discharged in 1964. Ron married Pamela Kummer in 1969 and had 3 children, Kirk, Jessi, and Zach. During his 60 years as an active member and leader in the Boy Scouts of America, he earned his Eagle Scout award and was a Firebuilder in the Tribe of Mic-o-Say. His true passion in scouting was the Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. Through his scouting career, Ron visited Philmont on 16 treks. Along with his love for scouts, Ron was an active member of his community where ever he went. Ron served on the Fort Osage School Board of Education for 18 years. Through volunteering in scouts and the Fort Osage School District, Ron has touched countless lives. Along with his love of volunteering, Ron spent his time with his four grandchildren. He always enjoyed taking them fishing, camping, and attending their sports and school functions. Above all, he loved taking vacations to Jekyll Island, Georgia, and visiting Goofy with his grandchildren. He loved to teach others to cook over an open campfire and in the kitchen. Many people will miss his seasonal treats of apple dumplings, banana bread and pumpkin rolls.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and his twin brother Tom Stobart.
Ron is survived by his wife, Pam, of 41 years; son, Kirk Stobart (Samantha); daughter, Jessica Talcott (Mark); son, Zachary Stobart (Cassandra); grandchildren, Shelby Stobart, Luke Talcott, Kelcey Stobart, and Logan Talcott; two sisters, Bev and Sue Stobart and brother, Larry Stobart.
Visitation will be Thursday April 21, 2011, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Mic-o-Say Ceremony at 6 p.m. at Carson-Speaks Chapel, 1501 W. Lexington Ave., Independence, MO.
Services will be at Carson-Speaks Chapel on Friday, April 22, 2011, at 10 a.m. and graveside services will be immediately following at Oak Ridge Cemetery on Salisbury Road, Independence, MO.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Center of Advanced Heart Care at the University of Kansas Hospital. Please make donations payable to KU Endowment and note “In memory of Ron Stobart”. Mail to The University of Kansas Hospital, Fund Development, 2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 302, Westwood, KS 66205. Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com.Arrangements: Carson-Speaks Chapel, (816)252-7900.