February 11, 1925 ~ July 7, 2017
Robert Dale Stephens was born to Albert and Mary Ann (Ditzen) Stephens on February 11, 1925 on a farm at Milan, Kansas. He died July 7, 2017 at Spring View Manor, Conway Springs, Kansas. Robert was 92 years old.
His schooling included Frog Pond, Argonia High School and one year at Kansas State University. After being turned down for military service he began his aircraft career at the Anthony Airport. He then moved to Wichita, Kansas where he was employed by Boeing (Rocket program), Beechcraft and retired from Cessna.
His hobbies included building two planes and one glider.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; two sisters, Dorothy and her husband Jim Strader and Rozella Johnson; one nephew, Jim Strader II.
He is survived by one brother, Melvin and his wife Joyce of Argonia Kansas; brother-in law Martin Johnson of Wichita, Kansas; nine nieces and nephews and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 2, 2017 at the Argonia Cemetery Chapel, Argonia, Kansas. Pastor Wayne Stephens will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Argonia Cemetery Fund: City of Argonia, PO Box 35, Argonia, Kansas 67004 or left with Schaeffer Mortuary, 6 N. Main Caldwell, Kansas 67022.