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Robert “Bob” Dawson Chowning July 9, 1933 – February 3, 2018

Robert “Bob” Dawson Chowning, 84, of Brookfield, MO passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Life Care Center in Brookfield, MO. Funeral services will be held at Breshears Memorial Chapel, Brunswick, MO, Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. Gail Brown officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Burial will be in Wharton Cemetery, Bosworth, MO.
Bob was born on July 9, 1933 in the sunshine bottoms near Henrietta, MO, the son of Martin Levi and Nannie Elizabeth (Finley) Chowning. He was raised in Dean Lake, MO by Elizabeth and his step-father, James Everett Finley.
Bob was united in marriage to Betty Jean Myers on February 14, 1951 in Lexington, MO. Bob and Betty were blessed with five children, Bobby, Barbara, Ronald, James, and Diana.
Bob worked for the Santa Fe railroad for 45 years. He also farmed. Bob loved hunting and fishing with family and friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his mother, father, step-father, brother, two grandchildren, a great-grandchild, a son-in-law, and a daughter-in-law.
He is survived by his beloved wife of the home, Betty; five children, Bobby Dean Chowning of Brunswick, MO, Barb Grant of Hallsville, MO, Ronnie Chowning and wife Patsy of Marceline, MO, Jim Chowning of Memphis, MO, and Diana Diehl and husband Gary of Sumner, MO; he is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Stephen Grant, Evan Chowning, Justin Diehl, Rob Chowning, Eliot Chowning, and Michael Chowning. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Diehl, Lindy Lentz, Everett Chowning, Francis Henry, Carl Wattenbarger, Stephen Barnett, and Eric Adams.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations to Wharton Cemetery or Shriners Hospital for Children-St. Louis.

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