Robert J. "Bob" Wentworth, 92, of Greenville, passed away early Monday morning, October 3, 2011 at his residence.
He was born May 2, 1919 in Rossburg, Ohio, son of the late Stanley A. and Cecil (Hughes) Wentworth. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Daniel Cassel and a son-in-law, Frank Zurey.
Bob was a 1936 graduate of Jackson (Mississinawa Valley) High School. He farmed, and later had a milk route with Nestle's until 1955, and retired from Schrader's Tire Greenville after 35 years of service. He was a W.W. II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Greenville, and the Greenville Masonic Lodge #143.
Bob is survived by his wife of 69 years, Nadine L. (Wigger) Wentworth whom he married January 10, 1942: his children, Robert "Wayne" (Ruth) Wentworth of Neosho, MO., Pamela (Wentworth) Zurey of Manalapan, N.J., and Mark (Diane) Wentworth of Greenville OH.
Additional survivors include grandchildren, Robert "Bob" (Cheryl) Wentworth of Carl Junction, MO., Jennifer (Doug) Wentworth Cassel of Abrams, WI., Rebecca (Phillip) Wentworth Koebbe of Carlinville, IL., Sarah Wentworth DVM of Birmingham, AL., Michael (Debbie) Zurey of Howell, N.J., Susan (Eddie) Zurey Myler of Manalapan, N.J., Adam J Wentworth of Dayton, OH., Kristen Wentworth of Greenville, OH., and Bethany Wentworth of Dayton, OH.
There are 17 surviving great-grandchildren: Kira & Ryan Wentworth; Douglas, Matthew, Benjamin, & Mikayla Cassel, Samuel, Rachel & Eliana Koebbe; Christine, Katie, Emma, Jillian, & Allison Zurey; Corinne, Tommy, & Kelsey Myler; two sisters, Marge Gatewood of Jacksonville, FL. & Betty Fletcher of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville from 9 a.m. Till 11 a.m. Thursday, October 6th. Services with a Masonic Memorial and ring service will be held at 11 a.m., with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Union City Cemetery.
The family requests that memorial contributions be given to either St. Paul's Grace Resurrection Community Center in Greenville or State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com