Archive for Sunday, March 7, 1999


March 7, 1999


— Services for Robert F. Killough, 76, Ottawa, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa. He was cremated. Private inurnment will be held at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa.

Mr. Killough died Saturday, March 6, 1999, at Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa.

He was born Sept. 9, 1922, in Gardner, the son of Ralph Killough and Vera Cubbison.

He was a lifelong Ottawa resident.

He graduated from Ottawa High School in 1940 and from Kansas State University with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering in 1944. He played football at KSU for three years.

Mr. Killough owned and operated a logging company in Ohio from 1946 to 1947, then he returned to Ottawa and started the Killough Construction Co.

He retired in 1983.

He served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946. He obtained the rank of ensign with the underwater demolition team, now known at the Navy Seals, in the South Pacific Theater during World War II. He was awarded the Silver Star.

He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post No. 5901 and Ottawa Lodge No. 803 of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks.

Mr. Killough was a charter member of the Ottawa Country Club and Kansas Limestone Assn.

He also was a member of the Kansas Contractors Assn. and the Kansas State University Alumni Assn.

He married Eloise Bowen on Oct. 15, 1946, in Montreal, Wis. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include three sons, Scott, Lawrence, Bo, Baldwin, and John, Ottawa; a daughter, Sarah Stoddard, Dallas; and six grandchildren.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. today until the service hour at the mortuary, where the family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.

The family suggests memorials to the Franklin County Friends of Kansas State University, or to the Franklin County Unit of the American Diabetes Assn. Memorials may be sent in care of Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa 66067.

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