Charles Robert “Bob” Greening passed away January 14, 2020 at the Clarence Care Center in Clarence, MO.
Bob was born February 24, 1929 in Shelby County, MO, the son of Charles Albert and Agnes Anna (Reardon) Greening. He was united in marriage to Ida Mae Hooper on December 9, 1952 in Shelbina, MO. She preceded him in death on January 23, 2013.
He is also survived by his three children, Becky Kennison and husband Rick of Shelbina, MO, Cindy Murphy and husband Melvin of Shelbyville, MO, and Ida Marie Snider of Columbia, MO; grandchildren, Cathy Kelly (Daron), Amy Ingram, Matt Greening (Jamie), Chad Blaise (Jennifer), Andy Murphy (Felicia), Tracy Wood, Jeremy Kennison (Melissa), Ashley Boze (Tommy), Kevin Murphy (Janell), Eva Mahon (Michael); 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Carolyn Vogler (Marvin) of Moberly, MO; one brother-in-law, Jack Wood; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Dan Snider; four sisters, Theresa Smoot, Pauline Wood, Eileen Greening, and infant Mary Imogene Greening; one brother, Bill Greening; and one great-grandchild.
Bob was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Shelbina, the Knights of Columbus, and the Shelbina American Legion Post 376. He served the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Over the years, Bob worked on the railroad, followed with the water plant in Shelbina. He later owned and operated Greening MFA for 42 years and owned the Dairy Freeze from 1969 to 1973. He served as the mayor of Shelbina for 14 years. Last February, he was dedicated a flag pole in honor of him at the Father Buhman Center in Shelbina. He received a certificate of appreciation from the secret service in 2010 for his efforts to law enforcement responsibilities. Bob enjoyed camping, attending blue grass festivals, dancing with his wife, traveling, volunteering as a fireman, and being with family and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am on Friday, January 17, 2020 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shelbina, MO. Rosary prayer will start at 4:30 pm on Thursday, January 16, 2020, followed by a visitation from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina, MO. Family suggests memorials be made to the American Legion Post 376 or the Knights of Columbus.