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Robert Loyd Stansbeary, 81, of Ottumwa died at 4:46 a.m. January 1, 2018 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.
He was born July 31, 1936 in Monroe County to Loyd T. and Fleda M. Vanzante Stansbeary. He married Marian Patrick December 28, 1968.
A graduate of Eddyville High School, he served in the U.S. Army for 11 years. He was a farmer and owned and operated Bob's Barber Shop for over 50 years.
He was a member of Ottumwa Baptist Temple.
Surviving is his wife, Marian; two sons, Matthew and Michael Stansbeary, both of Ottumwa.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Terrell and Erma Farrington.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with Rev. Travis Decker officiating. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery with military services conducted by Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars and O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion.
Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to the Activity Fund at Visa Woods Care Center.
Published on January 2, 2018
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