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Obituaries

Obituaries

Robert (Bob) Allyn Hollis Lawrence

Bob Hollis, 83, of Lawrence, KS passed away peacefully surrounded by family on his birthday, January 1, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Stella(McCracken) Hollis, a brother, William, and a sister, Jeanne McDowell. He is survived by his wife, Judith Hollis, sister, Emily Pfitsch, children, Anne(Rick) Tramposh, Mark(Karen) Hollis, Laura Hollis, Michael (Robin) Hollis and John Hollis; stepchildren, Richard Lagergren, Kathryn(David) Lewis and Janet Fitzgerald. He was blessed with grandchildren Ben and Adam Tramposh, Erin Stenvall, Steven and Heidi Hollis, Stephen, Connor and Sarah Hollis, Daniel Lagergren, Christy Lewis, Matthew, Megan and Brady Fitzgerald, great-grandson, Mason, and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Bob graduated Overbrook High School and earned an accounting degree from University of Kansas before serving in US Army. He founded Hollis, Kuckelman & VanDeVeer, CPAs in Olathe practicing there many years before moving to Colorado becoming CFO for an international non-profit, holding that position for over 25 years. Taking his Kansas humor and ability to recite many poems wherever he went, Bob traveled to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland and Canada. Returning to Kansas in 2008, Bob enjoyed all things Jayhawk, joined his church choir, found joy in jazz everywhere, participated in Brandon Woods leadership and fellowship, always making new friends.
A celebration of his life will be at 2 PM, January 18, Smith Center at Brandon Woods, 4730 Brandon Woods Terr, Lawrence, KS 785-838-8000. Memorials may be to the Brandon Woods Employee Recognition Fund, 1501 Inverness, Lawrence, KS 66047
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