Robert Dean “Bob” Dumey, 84, passed away Friday, January 29, 2016, at his home in Jackson.
He was born December 9, 1931, in Sandy Ridge, Missouri, to Linus and Fern Williams Dumey. He was a 1950 graduate of Chaffee High School and served honorably in the U.S. Navy.
Robert and Mary E. McElyea were married May 12, 1956, at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran. They had two daughters.
During his lifetime, Bob did a variety of jobs. He managed apartment buildings in Chicago during the 1950’s and 1960’s. In 1967, he and Mary opened a Dixie Cream donut shop in Boulder, Colorado. Relocating to Jackson, Missouri, in 1969, he worked for Dixie Cream’s corporate headquarters, setting up new Dixie Cream donut shops across the nation. In 1972, he and Mary opened Bob’s Donuts in Jackson. He was later employed as the carpenter at Saint Francis Medical Center and was very proud that he was the first employee at the Mount Auburn location.
Bob was a longtime member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and Bishop-Timon K.C. Council 6405 both in Jackson. When his daughters were young, he enjoyed coaching girls softball in the summer recreational leagues.
One of Bob’s greatest joys was raising Brittany bird dogs. To his family and friends, he was the teller of funny stories, the habitual jokester, and the source of wise counsel.
Loving survivors include his wife of nearly 60 years, Mary of Jackson; two daughters, the Rev. Karen Dumey of Jackson, and Shirlie (Tom) Wright of Union, Missouri; two grandsons, Matthew and Blake Wright of Union; two sisters-in-law, Winnie (the late Ralph) Dumey and Virgie (Butch) Koeppel of Jackson; two brothers-in-law, Steve (Liz) McElyea of Chicago and Greg (Kathy) McElyea of Moline, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ralph Dumey.
Visitation will be Monday, February 1, 2016, from 3 to 8 p.m. Deacon Walter Biri will lead Parish Prayers at 7 p.m., immediately followed with the Rosary led by the Bishop-Timon Knights of Columbus.
Visitation will continue Tuesday, February 2, 2016, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the funeral home.
Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, at 1 p.m., at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson, with Father John Harth officiating.
Burial will follow at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.
Memorials may take the form on contributions to Immaculate Conception Building Fund.
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