Tony Bebermeyer

Robert Anthony “Tony” Bebermeyer, 65, died early Sunday morning, Jan. 12, 2014, at the Sabetha Community Hospital. He had been a resident of the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha since December 2010.

Tony was born at Sabetha, Nov. 19, 1948, to the late Herbert and Viola (Koelliker) Bebermeyer and had lived in the Reserve-Hiawatha area most of his life. He grew up near Reserve, where he attended Hart Grade School until completing the fourth grade.  He started his fifth grade year at Hiawatha, later graduating from Hiawatha High School in 1968. He later attended Kansas Elks Training Center at Wichita. Tony worked in the print shop for the Internal Revenue Service for 10 years until 1981. He returned to Hiawatha where he worked in the kitchen at Hiawatha Community Hospital prior to serving as a representative for Rawleigh and Watkins products for many years.

Tony attended the First United Methodist Church and was active with the Hiawatha Lions Club; he did a lot of volunteer work in the Hiawatha community. He also was a member of the Century Club of the Community Blood Center, meaning he donated over 16 gallons of blood on their blood drives. Tony had been very active with the Nami Walk of Kansas, where he had received the consumer leadership award.

Survivors include a daughter, Jody Marie (Ryan) McGuirk, of Denver, CO; brother, Charles (Jane) Bebermeyer, of rural Hiawatha; sister, Shirley Holle, also of rural Hiawatha; and a host of  relatives and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha.   Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday and where the family will meet at 1:30 p.m. just prior to services Wednesday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hiawatha Lions Club or Nami Walk, which may be sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S. 7th St., 66434.

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