Robert Joseph Roby

1948 - 2021

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Robert J. "Bob" Roby Sr. 72 of Kenton past away on Sunday, January 24, 2021. Bob was born on December 14, 1948 in Kenton to the late Woodrow Wilson and Evelyn (Young) Roby. He graduated for Kenton High School in 1967. He married Mary Smith on July 24, 1989 and she survives. Bob is also survived by four children, Robert J. Roby Jr. of Toledo, Melissa Roby of Minnesota, Marti Roby and Mindy Roby both of Wyoming. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Tasha Forness, Brandi (Travis) Nash, Shea Polak all of Minnesota, Cory Ruhlen of Dunkirk, Adam Mullins of West Minister, Cody Bailey of Kenton, Savanna Petrie of Wyoming and Alexis Frazier of South Dakota. Bob is also survived by seven great grandchildren; Kaitlyn, Austin, Elaina, Talon, Penny and Triston, sisters Donna (Stan) Price and Nancy Leightner and also sisters-in-law Darlene Roby of West Virginia and Nancy Roby of Lakeview. He was preceded in death by brothers Ronald Roby, Thomas Dale Roby, Wilbur Roby and great grandson, Braxton. Bob worked building silos for 46 years retiring from San-Con. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Bob also enjoyed the outdoors, traveling, hunting, fishing, trap shooting and was known for his great sense of humor. Memorials contribution can be made in the memory of Bob to Angels for the Elderly or a charity of the donors choice. No services will be held and arrangements have been entrusted to the SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. Online condolences can be express to the family by visiting

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  • Final Resting Place:


  • Contributions:

    Angels for the Elderly

    214 E. Ohio St.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

    Donor's Choice


  • Instructions:

    No services will be held at this time.

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To : Mary and family
Date :Monday, January 25th 2021
From : Nancy Dagenfield
Mary and family my heart breaks for all of you. There are no words that will feel to comfort you at this moment. Remember all the great memories and love. Accept my prayers, hugs and love to bring you strength and comfort

To : Mary and family
Date :Monday, January 25th 2021
From : Charlotte Gooden
Mary, I’m so sorry to hear of Bob’s death. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers!! ♥️ Sending love and hugs and blessings!

To : Mary
Date :Tuesday, January 26th 2021
From : Mary Nichols-Dickinson
I'm so sorry for your loss, Mary.

To : Tasha Brandi
Date :Wednesday, January 27th 2021
From : Megan Walburg
Hugs and prayers to you both. I know how important grandparents are and it's so hard to lose them. Thinking of you guys during this time.

Love Your Pampered Chef Sister

To : Roby Family
Date :Thursday, January 28th 2021
From : Allan and Anne Thomas
Our condolences to the Roby family, may Bob rest in peace. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Allan Thomas family (Bob Thomas’ son)

To : Mary and loved ones
Date :Wednesday, February 3rd 2021
From : Kay
Sorry for your great loss

To : Mary and loved ones
Date :Wednesday, February 3rd 2021
From : Kay
Sorry for your great loss