Robert Inskeep, 86

Posted on April 5, 2013

Robert L. Inskeep, 86, of Bluffton, passed away at 1:31 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013 at his home. 
Robert was born in Wells County on Aug. 15, 1926 to Glenn V. and Thelma (Lesh) Inskeep. He married Marilyn Pence on June 21, 1947 in Markle; she survives.  Robert and Marilyn celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 21, 2012.
Robert was a life-long resident of Wells County and graduated from Rockcreek High School in 1944. He was employed at Renner’s Express for 25 years, retiring in 1982. He was in farming and trucking most of his life and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bluffton. He was a former member of the Markle Boosters basketball team. Robert was also an avid I.U., Bears, and Cubs fan.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by five daughters, Candice “Candy” Inskeep of Bluffton, Catherine “Cathy” (Don) Booth of Bluffton, Cynthia “Cindy” (Gary) Cook of Crystal Lake, Ill., Cheri Thomas of Markle, and Carla (Keith) Claghorn of Carmel; a brother, Richard G. Inskeep of Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Inskeep; and by a grandson, Joseph Cook.
Calling hours with viewing are 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Thoma/Rich, Chaney & Lemler Funeral Home. There will be no funeral or memorial service at this time. Preferred memorials are to the First Presbyterian Church or Family LifeCare. 
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