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Robert J. Failes
Submitted by: Tim Dotterer

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Esther Bernice and Robert John FAILES

Cherokee Municipal Cemetery

The funeral for Robert "Bob" J. Failes Jr., 84, who died January 31 at Cherokee Manor, was at 11 AM Friday at the First Baptist Church. The Rev.'s Tom Cooksey and Alan Runge officiated. Burial was in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery directed by Fisher Funeral Home.

He was born October 11, 1904, in rural Cherokee. He attended college at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, where he played football.

On April 11, 1934, he married Esther Coulter in Medicine Lodge, Kansas. They moved to Wichita, Kansas, in 1943 where he worked for Boeing Aircraft, then to Denver in 1944 where he worked for the Gates Rubber Company, moving back to the farm in 1947. He was a retired farmer and a member of First Baptist Church.

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