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Robert "Bob" Ray Romas

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Robert "Bob" Ray Romas, 73, lifetime resident of Clay County, passed away at his residence at 3:15 p.m., Oct. 1, 2007, following a lengthy illness.

Born in Clay County's Perry Township on Oct. 11, 1933, he was the son of Harry and Emma Siegelin Romas.

Bob attended Brazil High School and graduated in 1952.

He served in the United States Army from Nov. 3, 1957, until being honorably discharged on Dec. 14, 1959.

He married Doris May Meyer on Sept. 2, 1978.

He owned and operated Bob Romas Trucking and Excavating Inc., for many years until it was sold in 2006. He was also a founder for H and H Ready Mix in Brazil, Montezuma and Mansfield and later partnered with his son Cliff Romas until it was sold in 2005. He has also owned Parke West Materials in Montezuma since 1988. In 1989, he received the Commercial Focus Award in Clay County. He also served on the advisory board for the Jackson Township Trustees for many years.

He enjoyed watching racing and was a sports enthusiast as well as spending time with his grandchildren.

He was a member of the St. John United Church of Christ, 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge No. 264, Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, Zorah Shrine, Order of Eastern Star Bowling Green chapter No. 304 and the Brazil Elks Lodge.

He is survived by his wife Doris; sons Cliff A. Romas and wife Lori, and Randy W. Romas and wife Mari, both of Brazil; daughters Holly A. Romas, Brazil, and Hope M. Dalton and husband Brett, Carbon; grandchildren, Rachel Romas, Amanda Romas, Tanner Brown, Robby Romas, Duretta Brashier, and Ezra Brashier; brother Benny Romas, Cory; sisters Betty Betterilli and husband Andy, Missouri and formerly of New Jersey, and Berla Uber and husband Al, New Jersey; sisters-in-law Francella Royer and Norma Staley, as well as several nieces and nephews, and extended family members.

Services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, at Lawson-Miller Chapel, with Rev. Ted Schrory officiating. Burial will follow at Zion United Church of Christ Cemetery, Poland.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 3-8 p.m. and again Saturday morning from 7:30 a.m. until time of services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vista Care Hospice or to an organization of the donor's choice.

Visit www.lawson-millercha-pel.com to light a candle in his memory or to sign the guest register.