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Robert “Bob” Dale McColm was born to George Elmer McColm & Mabel Venables McColm on June 20, 1925 in Bucklin, KS. He was raised on their family farm west of Bucklin and graduated High School in 1943. Bob married Doris Maxine Schellhamer on Sept. 16, 1944. To this union 3 daughters were born Elaine, Nancy, & Mary. Bob enlisted into the US Army Air Corps at the age of 17, where he became an army pilot. After serving in the Army Air Corps during WW II Bob & Doris returned to Bucklin to engage in farming & ranching. Bob continued his interest in flying as he established the Bucklin Airport & taught many how to fly. Bob was active in the United Methodist Church in Bucklin working with the youth. Bob enjoyed working hard, but he also enjoyed playing hard with his family. Many hours were spent water skiing & camping then later snow skiing. In his later years he fulfilled a dream to become a missionary with Wycliffe Bible Translators where he served in the jungles of Peru, South America and later Duncanville, TX. After retiring from his missionary work, Bob & Doris moved to Gunnison, CO where he served as a deacon at Trinity Baptist Church. They then came home to Bucklin to live out there last years. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife Doris McColm. Bob leaves as his survivors; Daughters, Elaine Darst of St. Paul, Minnesota, Nancy Kitts-Woodworth and husband Herb of Schererville, Indiana, Mary Hodges and husband Jerry of Bucklin, Kansas; eight Grandchildren Jodi Darst, Beverly Kitts, Ryan Darst and wife Beth, Stephen Kitts and wife Carrie Dobbins, Jessica Nagel and husband Charlie, Lindsey McEntee and husband Jerry, Kristin Hines and husband Bradley, David Hodges and wife Mary. Great Grandchildren; David, Adam, and Allison; Miles and Morgan; Sowelu and Clark; Kaden, Kale, Karter, and Kamden; Simon and Izaak; Lilly and Levi; many nephews, nieces, and other relatives, and many many friends.
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