Thursday, June 15, 2017

Obituary: Robert Lysle Case

Robert Lysle (Bob) Case, age 64, of Lawrence, KS passed away June 9, 2017, at his home in Lawrence, KS. He was born February 9, 1953, in Lawrence, the son of Albert Franklin (Frank) and Phyllis (Goodrich) Case.
Born and raised in Lawrence, Bob was a Lawrence resident for much of his life, living also in Baldwin City from 1994 to 2007. He graduated from Lawrence High School with the class of 1971. Following high school, he attended Kansas University before completing his education in computer science and programming at North Central Kansas Technical Institute in Beloit, KS. He was employed with many companies as an Information Specialist throughout his lifetime, most recently with Topeka Transit Authority from 2012 – 2017.
Robert Lysle (Bob) Case
Bob married Mary Kinkaid in May of 1982. To this union, three children were born, Kyle, Mark, and Katie. They were divorced in 1991.
Set up by mutual and lifelong friends, Bob was united in marriage to Susan Plank on July 23, 1994 at the United Methodist Church in Baldwin City, KS. A perfect match, they shared nearly twenty-three years of marriage.
Bob was a lifelong KU Jayhawk fan, always ready with an “Ah, C’mon!” for a bad call. He was also an ardent sportsman, enjoying softball and golf with his friends and his sons. Bob was a long-time member and manager of the Who’s on First softball team, playing for more than 30 years, and became a well-respected umpire once his playing career ended. Bob was an avid golfer and a joy to play with. Although Bob loved golf more than golf loved him, he passed his passion for playing on to many.
Bob was a coach to many throughout his lifetime, always stressing the importance of sportsmanship and having fun, but took special pride in teaching his children and his grandchildren. When he was not coaching, he could always be found on the sideline or near the front of the stands for his children and grandchildren’s games, ready with words of encouragement. He was a wonderful, thoughtful, and caring Papa.
Bob could often be found deep in a novel, usually finishing a book or two each week.
He was a member of the Scottish Rite and Lawrence Masonic Lodge #6, elected as Worshipful Master, the most senior officer position of a Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the Lawrence Umpires Association, and in his youth he was a member of the Douglas County Trail Riders and frequently showed horses.
Bob is survived by his wife Susan of the home; mother, Phyllis Case of Paola, KS; sons, Kyle Case and his wife, Kelly, of Eudora, KS, Mark Case and his wife, Kathryn, of Kansas City, KS, daughter, Katie McAleese and her husband, Nathan, of Lawrence, KS; siblings, Candice Teagarden of LaCygne, KS and Mike Case of Lawrence, KS; grandchildren, Hailin McAleese, Justice McAleese, Landon McAleese, Casen McAleese, Tyler Case and Alexandria Case; step-brother, Lewis Case, Osawatomie, KS; and step-sisters, Leila Murphy, Centennial, CO and Lorna Garrison, Atchison, KS.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Case.
Mr. Case’s family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Baldwin City, KS. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 16, 2017, at The First United Methodist Church in Baldwin City. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin City.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Oncology Department or Lawrence Masonic Lodge #6, c/o Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, Kansas 66006. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com.

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