Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
April 26, 2013 12:31 pm EDT


BELLEFONTAINE — Robert H. “Bob” McKee, 65, of Bellefontaine, passed away at 8:35 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at his home. He was born in Mount Vernon on Sept. 18, 1947, to the late Pauline (Feasal) McKee and Earl McKee who resides in Bellefontaine. On Dec. 28, 1968, he married the former Marlene Manger McKee in Botkins, and she survives.

He is also survived by his son, Jason (Melissa) McKee of East Liberty; granddaughters, Gracie McKee and Angel (Larry) Yoakam; and a great-grandson, Evan Yoakam.

Bob worked in banking for many years before he founded McKee Appraisals and continued to work with numerous banks in the area. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran and a member of the First Methodist Church in Bellefontaine. Bob attended The Ohio State University and was an avid Buckeye fan and golfer. He also belonged to the Bellefontaine Elks Lodge 132, Bellefontaine Moose Lodge 2563 and the Exchange Club.

Pastor Ed Beale officiated the funeral service Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, 321, N. Main St., Bellefontaine. Visitation was Tuesday at the a funeral home. A committal service was conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Union Grove Cemetery, Gambier.

Bob was an advocate for supporting charities. Memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Funeral arrangements were in care of the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine.

Submitted by Robert “Bob” McKee

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