Robert  Elmer

Robert Elmer

Wednesday, August 23rd, 1933 Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Robert Elmer, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Robert Elmer.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Robert 's Tribute Fund's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Robert 's Tribute Fund's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Obituary for Robert Dewitt "Bob" Elmer

Robert “Bob” Dewitt Elmer, age 86, of Bonner Springs, Kansas passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. A Celebration of Life Service will be Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home from 1-3pm. Bob will be buried next to his wife Elizabeth in the Bonner Springs Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church or the Catholic Charities Hospice Community.
Bob was born on August 23, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri and was the eldest of four children born to Matthew “Bus” & Marjorie (Roark) Elmer. Bob grew up in Mission, Rosedale, Monticello and Bonner Springs. He graduated from the Bonner Springs High School in the Class of 1951. It was at Bonner Springs High School where Bob met and courted the love of his life Elizabeth “Betty” Wendt. They were united in Holy Matrimony on November 22, 1951 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bonner Springs, where they were lifelong members. Bob & Betty made their home and raised their three sons in Bonner Springs. Bob’s hard work ethic honed on the family farm and later at the KC Star led him to the field of building construction, where he specialized as a drywall finisher. He became a construction foreman at EJ Walter Plastering Company, and later was a general manager at REW Materials in Kansas City and Sierra Gypsum in Sacramento, CA. During that time, Bob also was proud of his service as a Bonner Springs Council member and his tenure on the chain crew at Bonner Springs High School football games with his high school classmates. He also was a custom home builder and built several homes in the Bonner Springs and surrounding area.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, and in 2011, by his loving wife of 60 years, Betty Elmer.
Survivors include his three sons; Steve Elmer of Tonganoxie, KS., Dr. Jeff Elmer and wife Jeanne of Shawnee, KS., and Mike Elmer and wife Carleen, of Oklahoma City, OK., Five grandchildren; Cody Elmer, Andrew Elmer and wife Ursula Gurney, Dr. Ryanne Elmer Brown and husband Matt, Ethan Elmer, Jacquelyn Elmer Wilsey and husband Clayton. Four great-grandchildren; Jaxson, Olivia, Michael and Daniel. Three siblings; Jean Ann Belt of Texas, David Elmer and wife Stephanie of Springhill, KS., Janet Baird and husband Don of Springfield, Missouri.
Bob was blessed with many extended family, church and lifelong friends. He will always be remembered for his hard work ethic, quick wit, storytelling and laugh.

Read Less

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Robert

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Alden Harrington Funeral Home
    214 Oak Street
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019
    1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Celebration of life visitation
  • Interment

    Bonner Springs Cemetery
    Metropolitan and Sheidley
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each

Purchase Flowers

Consider providing a gift of comfort for the family of Robert Elmer by sending flowers.

Purchase Flowers

Subscribe to Updates

We encourage you to share any memorable photos or stories about Robert . All tributes placed on and purchased through this memorial website will remain on in perpetuity for generations.

Gestures of Sympathy

Tribute Wall

Private Condolence
Would you like to attach a photo or video to your condolence?

No video recorded.


Ron and Liz and Family

Your family is held close in our hearts and prayers. May you find peace and strength and joy as you share the sweet memories.
Flower Image

Memorial Flowers Purchased

Ron and Liz and Family purchased flowers and planted a memorial tree for the family of Robert Elmer.
Comment | Posted at 01:20pm via Floral Arrangements

Ellen Kalousek

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time
Comment | Posted at 05:52pm via Condolence

Sue Collins

Bob and his wife were the first people I met when I joined Sacred Heart Church..they were so friendly. I came to know Bob better when he volunteered on Mondays. I always got a laugh out of him...I was from DeSoto and I reminded him he was one of those "Bonner Boys." He was always concerned with others and had a big heart!
Comment | Posted at 11:01am via Condolence

Why light a candle?

This is why you should light a candle..

Share by: