UNIONTOWN — Robert Michael O’Bryan, 67, a resident of rural Uniontown, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott following a cancer illness.
He was born June 27, 1944, in Fort Scott the son of Joseph G. and Rosemary (Rendina) O’Bryan. He graduated from the St. Patrick’s High School in Walnut.
He married Susan Lydick on Oct. 6, 1967, at Walnut. In addition to operating his own farm, he had served as the transportation supervisor for the Uniontown U-235 School District and was employed by Greenbush Southeast Kansas Educational Services as an environmental compliance coordinator. He was a member of the Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church and a past member of the Fort Scott Rotary Club. He enjoyed fishing and was a past member of the Sow Seekers Bass Fishing Club.
Survivors include his wife, Susan, of the home; two sons, Thomas Joseph O’Bryan and his wife, Debra, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., Timothy Michael O’Bryan and his wife, Dianne, of Stillwell; a daughter, Ann Elizabeth O’Bryan and Todd May of Topeka; and five grandchildren, Lauren, Jacob, Jenna, Benjamin and Kate O’Bryan; four brothers, W.W. O’Bryan of Hepler, Patrick O’Bryan of Pittsburg, Daniel O’Bryan of Wichita and Joseph O’Bryan of Fort Scott; four sisters, Sabina Schoenhofer of Jackson, Miss., Mary Jo VanWellagham of Stillwell, Margaret Meetz of Wichita and Katie McCroskey of Springfield, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant brother, Robert O’Bryan.
Following cremation, the Rev. Darrin May will conduct Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Friday at the Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Uniontown Cemetery. The rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m. Thursday at Cheney Witt Chapel with a brief time of visitation following. The family will later receive friends beginning at 7:15 p.m. at the Fort Scott Elks Lodge, 111 W. 19th.
Memorials are suggested to either Hospice Compassus or the Center of Learning Tree Institute, which provides scholarships for needy children and may be left in care of the funeral home, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, 66701.
Online condolences may be left at www.cheneywitt.com.