OBITUARY ~ ROBERT LEE "BOB" POUSH
August 10, 1921 ~ November 11, 2011
Robert Lee (Bob) POUSH, son of Sim and Mabel (POTTORFF) POUSH, was born August 10, 1921 near Lamoni, Iowa.
Bob was united in marriage to Marie SCOTT on October 28, 1938. Together they had two children Byrle and Roberta.
Bob and Marie lived for a short time in Colorado and Bob worked in the beet fields. They returned to Mount Ayr where they
raised their children. Bob was a mechanic and worked at the Chevrolet garage and later the Plymouth-Dodge garage before
starting and operating his own mechanic shop, Poush Auto Repair, for many years. Bob was a handy man in all areas. He
fixed cars and about anything else that needed fixing. Bob and Marie enjoyed camping, traveling fishing. Marie passed
away August 11, 1993 after an extended illness.
On October 23, 1994, Bob married Mary (LARKIN) RICHARDS. They enjoyed their time together dancing, and enjoying retired
life. Mary passed away March 5, 2008. Bob was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Bob passed away November 11, 2011 after becoming a resident of the Mount Ayr Health Care Center.
He was preceded in death
by his parents, step-father Rob WILSON, both wives, and son-in-law Doyle CAMPBELL.
Survivors include his children Byrle POUSH of Venice, CA and Roberta CAMPBELL of Mount Ayr; step-children Jane RICHARDS
of Corning, IA, Jeannie RICHARDS, John RICHARDS, and Jerry RICHARDS, Sr all of Creston, IA; grandchildren Candi CAMPBELL
(special friend, Mike ZARR), Kenneth CAMPBELL (special friend, Brenda SCHAD), Michelle (Greg) SMITH, Rebecca TRUJILLO,
great-grandchildren Tyler CAMPBELL, Emily CAMPBELL, Sarah CAMPBELL, Laura Rose CAMPBELL, Kristian TRUJILLO, and Amy
Elizabeth SMITH; step-grandchildren Abbi PETERSON, Sue Ann PETERSON, Cheryl RICHARDS, Jerry RICHARDS, Jr., and Terri
Richards; brother-in-law Max SCOTT.
Memorials are to the Kellerton Assembly of God Church.
Services were held at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Monday, November 14, 2011, with Rev. Barton SHIELDS
officiating. Musicians were Clyde and Alice SWEETEN and Kenny CAMPBELL.
Casket bearers included Max BUCKNER, Justin PETERSON, John RICHARDS, Jerry RICHARDS Jr., Rod SMITH and Rod HOLMES.
Bob was laid at rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr.
Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr was in charge of arrangements.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2012