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Bob Anstine

Funeral services for Robert Joseph (Bob) Anstine, 87, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 29, 2021 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Anstine passed away at 5:46 p.m., Thursday, April 22, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was a beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Friend.

He was born May 20, 1933 at West Plains Missouri to Fred Anstine and Verda Spears Anstine.  Bob was the youngest of four boys.   He was married to the love of his life, Susie Dern on December 20, 1964 at Koshkonong, Missouri.  Mr. Anstine proudly served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. He loved working his milk and Frito Lay routes, meeting and joking with many people. In his retirement he loved working outside on his farm, watching his grandkids play ball, and spending time with his dog, Rilie.

He is survived by his wife, Susie Anstine, of the family home; two children, Jeff Anstine and wife, Sherry, West Plains, Missouri and Randy Anstine, Moberly, Missouri; four grandchildren Jessika Hatten and husband Shay, Reece Anstine and special friend, Shawna Smith, Tiffany Grogan and husband, Benny and Zach Stokes and wife, Jessica; one great-grandchild, Stetson Stokes, all of West Plains; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Mildred Ball, Koshkonong, Missouri, Bob and Velva Tharp, Colorado Springs, Colorado and Bridgett Dern, Koshkonong, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Pete, Dale, and Don Anstine, one brother in law, Ray Dern and two sisters-in-law, Rosalee and Frances Anstine.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Homeland Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Homeland Cemetery or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775.