Saturday, December 20, 2014



Robert F. Cauffman, 87, Quenemo, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at Olathe Medical Center.

A memorial service was planned for 6 p.m. Aug. 12, 2013, at Lighthouse Community Church of God, 209 W. Second St., Ottawa.

He was born Nov. 4, 1925, in Buchanan, Mich., the son of Clarence and Mary (Wolford) Cauffman.

Most of Robert’s life was lived in Kansas. He lived in Homewood for 15 years and Quenemo for 15 years.

Robert married Jeannette A. Pitts in 1943.  They later divorced.

He then married Viola Fry in 1971. She preceded him in death.

Robert then married Leona Watkins-Waldroop June 29, 1998, in Enid, Okla. She too preceded him in death Aug. 2, 2013.

Robert worked in residential and commercial construction.

He served in the U.S. Army from March 10, 1944, to April 26, 1946.

Robert was a people person who loved his family and friends. He was known as “grandpa” or “candy man” with the local residents. He sold candy and pop from his home in Quenemo, and enjoyed gardening, mushroom hunting, raising animals, and fishing, fishing, fishing.

Survivors include his three children, Kendrew R. Cauffman and wife, Diana, Carlsbad, N.M., Phyllis J. Bowley, Lafayette, Ind., and Charles P. Cauffman, Carlsbad; two brothers, Lyle Cauffman and wife, Bonnie, Buchanan, Mich.; and Tommy Cauffman and wife, Darlene, Buchanan; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Leona Cauffman; second wife, Viola Fry; parents, Clarence and Mary Cauffman; four brothers; and one sister.

Cards and letters may be sent to P.O. Box 243, Quenemo KS 66528.

An online guest book is available at

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