Robert Franklin Loper

Robert Franklin Loper, age 90, died June 25, 2020 in Garden City. He was born on May 22, 1930 in Norton, KS, the son of Ellis Paul Loper, Sr. and Mamie Evelyn Smith Loper. He worked as a farmer. He served his country during the Korean War in the United States Army.


On January 5, 1951 he married to Marion Joyce Sooby. She preceded him in death in 2006. On July 14, 2007 he was married to Phyllis Vanmeter. She preceded him in death in 2019.


Survivors include, four children, Candice Loper of Garden City, Robin Loper of Overland Park, KS, Eugenia Sanchez of Dumas, TX, Toia Gerber of Laughlin, NV, siblings, Ellis Loper, Sr. of Springfield, IL, Patricia Chandler of Muldrow, OK, 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in by his parents, spouses, five brothers, James, Marvin, Ronald, Freddy Boy, Danny, one sister, Joan, and five grandchildren.


Memorial service will be held on June 29, 2020 at the Turning Point Church of the Nazarene in Garden City, KS at 2 pm. There will be no calling hours. Private family interment will be held at a later date. Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to the Robert Loper Memorial Fund in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main St. Garden City, KS.