Robert L. “Bob” Sage

Robert L. Sage, 90, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at his rural Dover home.

He was born April 12, 1928 on a farm near Dover the son of John L. and Mary Moran Sage. Bob was raised in the Dover community and graduated from Dover High School in 1946. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

Bob was a farmer and stockman all of his life. He served over 30 years on the Kaw Valley REA Board. He was a member of the Dover American Legion and had served on Dover School Board. Bob was a member of, and was president of Shawnee County Fire District No.4. He also was a member of Wabaunsee County Farm Bureau and served as president for two years. Bob was a past member of Dover Lodge No. 490 IOOF.

On May 8, 1955 he was united in marriage to Caryolne L. Mischler in Topeka. She preceded him in death on April 30, 1999. He later married Lucille Leach on April 14, 2001. She died March 5, 2013.

Survivors include two sons, Roger (Brenda) Sage, Maple Hill and Rob (Denise) Sage, Dover; two daughters, Janet Sage Bruce, Dover and Beverly (Terry) Weber-Cobb, Topeka; a brother, Harold (Adell) Sage, Dover; a sister, Shirley (Fred) Jepson, Topeka; a sister-in-law Shirley (Chris) Davis and family, Salina; grandchildren, Amos, Lacey, Jessie, Lindsay, Ross, Hallie, Reed and Raven; 8 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Dover Cemetery followed by a Military Service. Mr. Sage will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the Dover Community Center. Memorial contributions may be made to The Dover Community Center or the Dover Community Foundation and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536 To leave online condolences please go to


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