Robert “Bob” Garretson, a Northland resident of Kansas City, MO passed away June 3, 2014 following a lengthy illness. He was born July 31, 1934 in Jasper County, MO the son of Henry G. and Mae (Thrasher) Garretson. Bob was a veteran of the United States Navy and spent the majority of his working career as an electronic technician in the Navy and later a mechanic at TWA, Bethany Hospital and the United States Post Office, all in Kansas City, MO.
In his spare time he enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing and watching the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team.
He married Rosemary Smith on November 13, 1954 in Shawnee, KS. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include their children, Colleen Youmans (Mike) of Gladstone, MO, David Garretson of Kansas City, North, Beverly Garretson of Kansas City, North, Karen Garretson of Raytown, MO and Brian Garretson and his partner Joseph Dalton of Aztec, NM; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Garretson of Kansas City, North; five grandchildren, Tim, Robbie, Michael, Crystal and Autumn; two great grandchildren; and mother-in-law, Clara Smith. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Anthony G. “Tony” Garretson, a sister, Mildred Lee Garretson and a granddaughter, Kathleen Camilletti.
The family will receive friends from 7-9:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville. A committal service with full military honors will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the Leavenworth National Cemetery, 150 Muncie RD. Leavenworth, KS. Family and friends will gather at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home to process to the cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Association. Memories of Bob and condolences may be left online by visiting www.meyersfuneralchapel.com