Robert “Deacon” Neuman Rood, age 77 of Overland Park, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the St. Luke’s South Hospital in Overland Park.
He was born on December 31, 1940 in Lincoln, the son of Frank Nelson and Edna Marie (Meier) Rood.
On December 31, 1961 in Leonardville, he was married to Mary Linda Folsom. She preceded him in death in 2006.
Robert was telegrapher for BNSF Railroad. He enjoyed woodworking, reading and watching westerns, especially ones starring John Wayne and Clint Eastwood and cheering on the New York Yankees. Linda and him enjoyed traveling, going to California to Disneyland, traveling to Arizona many times and Colorado, Mississippi, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Alabama, Texas and Branson.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Vernon Rood, Dale Rood and Jerry Rood.
He is survived by two daughters, Sherie Lynn Siverling (Wayne) of Wichita Falls, Texas and Tonja Rood of Shawnee; two brothers, Norman Rood (Cathy) of Oak Ridge, Missouri and Ronald Rood of Stilwell; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Larson officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Saturday. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Cemetery in Lincoln, Kansas.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s and left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.