Robert Newman
Robert E. Newman "Bee", 72, passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 in Lawrence, KS. A public visitation will be held on Monday, April 18, 2016 from 3-7pm. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 10am. All services will be held at Victory Bible Church: 1942 Mass St. (Lawrence). Visit Mr. Newman's celebration page at
Published by Lawrence Journal-World on Apr. 16, 2016.
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Gloria, my prayers are with you and your family. I always loved Bee - he always made me laugh. He was always a good friend to my Dad when they worked together at Farmland. He will be sadly missed. Hugs to you my friend!!
Janet Rew-Enyart
April 20, 2016
Oh this is so sad. I saw Bee several times in the past 2 years. He would stop in my shop and tell me all about his family. Rest in Peace Bee.
April 20, 2016
"COUSIN BOBBY" My recent visits with BOBBY have been in Dillon's as that has become THE place to MEET AND GREET and SOCIALIZE and CATCH UP with friends and family. I think BOBBY was the CHARIMAN CEO and MASTER OF THAT SOCIAL ARENA. If you did not see him YOU certainly HEARD him. He was the CHAIRMAN the CEO and HEAD OF THAT SOCIAL GROUP. It was always a great visit and sharing time and catching up on life, job, family , retirement and CASINO NEWS. He loved his wife and daughter and every conversation included where they were what they were doing and BIG GRIN FROM HIM just talking about them. WHO COULD forget his PERSONAL Car tag that also said it all THE BEE!!!! He had an unmistakable laugh and chuckle that WILL be missed at the DILLONS GATHERING PLACE!
April 19, 2016
Gloria, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls. Bee was one in a million. Even though I hadn't seen him much the last few years, he will still be missed!
Vickie Bahnmaier
April 19, 2016
I will miss you my friend it was always lots of laughs when we ran into each other oh the stories there were many. Always in my heart.
Willene Turner
April 19, 2016
Lots of fun memories of bowling trips with Bee and Gloria. He was a talker! It was great when Starbucks went into Dillons and we finally had a place to SIT and chat. He was always so happy to share with me what was going on with Gloria after she went back to school, he was so proud of her accomplishments. He certainly did not know a stranger and I was honored that he called me friend.
Linda Easum
April 18, 2016
Worked with BEE FOR A LONG TIME always got along with him.A great guy.Loved his stories.Ron Farris
April 17, 2016
I will miss this good man. He never failed to called out to me when we'd see each other in Lawrence and then we'd have a long talk. It was always good to see him because he would brighten my day. Yes, he was a classmate who will be missed.
Becky McMillen (McArthur)
April 17, 2016
c thomas
April 17, 2016
your in a better place and now you can see all of can see I didn't do to bad dad after all.
jennifer eisele
April 16, 2016
April 16, 2016
April 16, 2016
There is so much to say about Bee, but it still would not be enough. Whenever I saw him he said Hey girl!! it starts with that signature laugh and smile, I'd grab a chair because I knew I would not be going anywhere. We had good times lots of wonderful memories. You will be profoundly missed, Bee Newman

Justine Burton
April 16, 2016
A fellow '61 LHS classmate who had a wonderfully loud and friendly greeting each time we met somewhere in public. Although I did not see Bee frequently, he was a great bowler and he will be missed by all who knew him.
Bob Duver
April 16, 2016
I will miss Bee's unannounced visits and our casual conversations about absolutely nothing or relevance; just a couple of good friends telling lies on each other and laughing. I will miss those drop-ins very much.

Al Lopes, Lawrence, Kansas
April 16, 2016
I will miss seeing Bee at the upcoming reunion. He was one of the nicest people I knew. My sympathies go out to his family.
Sandra Shawhan
April 16, 2016
A bright spot in our class of '61is lost and will be missed. My deepest condolences to the family.
Carol Olson Gardinier
April 16, 2016
I am so sorry to hear about Bee's passing. We started out in Kindergarten together and would see each other from time to time. My prayers go out to Gloria and the family.
Rich Noever
April 16, 2016
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