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A resident of the Ava area since 2004 Robert Allen Burnes, the son of David Roy Burnes and Estelle (Zeimba) Burnes, was born July 14, 1936, in West Plains, and departed this life March 25, 2006, at the age of 69 years, 8 months, and 11 days.
Bob was a resident of the Ava area since 2004, moving here from Nixa. He owned and operated a heating and cooling business for many years. On April 9, 1955, Bob and Barbara Riley were united in marriage in West Plains and to this union three children were born. Bob was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church.
Bob served his country with the U.S. Navy during the Korean and Vietnam wars.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Lawrence “Larry” Burnes, a sister, Lorna Burnes, and a grandchild.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Barbara, of the home, Ava; a son, Alan Burnes, Ava; two daughters, Cheryl Howell, Ava, and Holly Jackson, Springfield; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Memorial Services will be announced at a later date and time.
Services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava. The family requests memorials to the American Cancer Society.