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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Saying Goodbye

Charles Robert "Bob" Monaghan

MEDICINE LODGE - Monaghan,Charles Robert "Bob", 80, died Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital in Medicine Lodge, Kansas. He was born June 28, 1928 in Raytown, Missouri the son of Charles and Alice (Mallory) Monaghan. A resident of Medicine Lodge for 13 years, he owned/operated Custom Plastics Inc. in Dodge City, until he retired in 1982. He served in the Navy at Guam during World War II having attained the rank of UT3. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medicine Lodge, Knights of Columbus, Veteran of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion, and was an Eagle Scout. On Sept. 6, 1952 he married Margaret L. Brennan at Raytown, Missouri. She survives. Other survivors include five sons Patrick,Thomas, Kevin, Shawn, and Stacey, two daughters, Sharon, and Sheila. Grandchildren, Shonda, Duana, Brenden, Andria, Mackenzie, Ryan, Lillian, Audrey, Joni, Eadie, Cole, and Elizabeth. and a sister Betty Monaghan. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday December 20, 2008 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medicine Lodge with Reverend John Strasser presiding. Vigil Service will be 7:00 p.m. Friday at the church. Private Family will be at a later date. Memorials may be sent to Boy Scout Troop #162 Camp Fund in care of Larrison Funeral Home, Medicine Lodge. Condolences may be left at www.larrisonmortuary.com

Bob Monaghan and my dad worked together, were in business together in Dodge City, Kansas when I was young. His family and another family were just an extension of my own family as far as I was concerned. When my dad moved our family to Wichita in the early '60s our family grew apart but my folks kept in touch with them and maintained their friendship over the years. I have wonderful memories of Bob and all his family and am sad to hear of his passing. Below is a picture of my brother and me with the Monaghan kids in February of 1963. I'm on the far right.

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