Robert “Bob” Waugh, 89, of Goodland, KS, passed away November 15 at his home following a life well lived. He was born in Emporia, KS, and grew up on his family farm in Olivet, KS. He attended country schools until high school where he excelled at athletics and catching the girl. He met Margaret when her mother came to teach at Olivet High School, and they were together until her passing in 2009. Bob and Margaret married on March 22, 1952. Seven children were born to the couple: Cathy Manhattan, KS; Bob (dec); Tom (Wendy) Ocean Shores, WA; Marcia Honer (Ron dec) Missouri City, TX; Lynn (Richard Fogg) Manhattan, KS; Mike (Monica) Spearfish, SD; Scott (Trischa), Goodland, KS.
Early in his life he farmed and worked at Globe Union in Emporia, KS until its closing, and then began studying at Emporia State University where he earned both his Bachelor and Master of Science in Education degrees. During this time Bob and Margaret moved to Reading, KS, where he was self-employed as a farmer and “the best TV Repair guy” in the region. Upon completing his bachelor’s degree in 1966 the family moved to Goodland, KS, where he was an excellent educator at what is now Northwest Kansas Technical College. He was also the teacher/coordinator of the DECA program at Goodland High School. He taught business education at the Goodland “Vo-Tech” for more than 30 years and retired in 1995.
Shortly after moving to Goodland, Bob and Margaret purchased a travel trailer and they were off on adventures! Over the years the family explored the western states; upon retirement Bob and Margaret enjoyed traveling across the country visiting national parks, presidential and other museums, as well as visiting friends and relatives all over the US. For hobbies, Bob loved hunting, fishing, trap shooting, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Bob could fix almost anything from minor machine repairs to household repairs, and also “fixed” people who needed special attention. He was kind and generous to all, and while he might give someone a hard time, he would always come through.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, one son Bob, his beloved wife Margaret, son in-law-Ron, his sister Carol Bradshaw, brother-in-law Paul Michael, and numerous other relatives and friends.
Bob is survived by one sister Louise Michael, brother-in-law Richard Bradshaw, six of his children, ten grandchildren: Kari, Brad, Karina, Matt, Nick, Benjamin, Dayelle, Trace, Bryan, and Charles and seven great grandchildren Hunter, Tatum, Kinzlee, Ellie, Calvin, Greyson, Bennett, and Kennedy (arriving early 2022), and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
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and may be left at the services or mailed to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Ave., Goodland KS 67735
and may be mailed to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Ave., Goodland KS 67735