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Dr. Robert LaMay

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Dr. Robert L. LaMay, 83 of Washington, died Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.

Funeral Services have been set for 11:00 AM Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington. Burial will follow at the Plains Cemetery north of Washington with military honors. The family will receive friends from 2-5:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials in the name of Robert L. LaMay have been designated to the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Washington.

Robert was born October 16, 1930 in Detroit, MI the son of Leonard Charles and Wilhelmina (Andre) LaMay. He was raised in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from Bushwick High School in Brooklyn, NY, Tarkio College in Tarkio, MO, received his Master of Divinity from Biblical Seminary in New York, NY, and a Doctor of Literature from Covenanter College in Fort Worth, TX. He was united in marriage to Kay Humphreys on July 2, 1966 in Lakemont, NY.

He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict in RI and Morocco. He was a faithful Minister of the Gospel for over 50 years, serving many congregations across the nation. He was a former member of the Lions Club and Rotary. He also served as a Police Chaplain.

He is survived by his loving wife Kay of Washington, daughter Dorcas Jarrard and husband Rob of Washington; son Philip LaMay and wife Michelle of Pittsburgh, PA; brother Louis LaMay and wife Joan of Horseheads, NY and six adoring grandchildren.

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2/9/2014 Kay:Although we did not have the privilege to know your husband we still want to let you know how much we (Daughter and son-in-law of Orlin Daniel Reschly) appreciated your professional assistance to Dad in the final years of his earthly life.He would frequently speak of you and he at times got mixed up whether you were scheduled to come or not.I began to write down and try to keep up with when you were coming to his home to help him with scheduling.He so much looked forward to your home health aide visits although at times he didn't think there was much for you to do.We didn't agree.He mentioned how fast you could get things done.He was amazed!His death totally caught us by surprise and has been especially difficult for me (Rachael Roth) to deal with.Blessings to you in your time of mourning for your husband.We know the God we serve has sent the Holy Spirit to grant to you peace and comfort. Rachael Reschly Roth and Curtis Roth

Curtis and Rachael (Reschly) Roth Feb 9 2014 12:00 AM

Dear Kay, I received your note today about Bob's passingNeedless to say, I was deeply saddened by the news!Bob and I were great friends at Tarkio College in Tarkio, Missouri.We served together on the Gospel Team as well as shared so many other experiences while students there.Our heart;s desire was to serve the Lord.Subsequently, he went to Biblical Seminary and I to Pittsburgh Seminary. What a joy and inspiration it has been to have known Bob! Sue and I were looking forward to visiting you both!We will keep in touch with you..always!You are so dear to us!Someday we will join together in praising our Lord when we get to Heaven!What a great reunion that will be! Keep in touch..call....write...pray!Bob has left a great legacy.He will be missed so very much! Love you, (Rev) Ron & Sue Kinsey Omaha, NE 402-330-0434 nootherway@cox.net

Ron & Sue Kinsey Jan 29 2014 12:00 AM

Kay and family, We are praying for God's comfort and peace in the loss of Bob.We have fond memories of your time with us at PEF.We appreciated his calm and loving spirit.We are thankful for his godly life and witness.We have always been blessed by his Sabbath School lessons and articles in the Christian Observer. We will continue to pray that the Prince of Peace will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Love in Christ, Al and Joan John 14:1-6

Al and Joan Herrington Jan 4 2014 12:00 AM

Dear Kay and family, I am very sorry to hear of Bob's passing to glory for you will surely miss him. But we "do not grieve as those who have no hope". but acknowledge that Bob is with the Lord and we shall go to join him one day. For now you will miss him and there will be sadness because he's no longer there, physically, beside you. In such sadness may the Lord be your comfort and stay. Jesus left us these words, 1 "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. John 14:1-3 (NKJV)

Raymond Morton Jan 4 2014 12:00 AM

I always appreciated Bob's gracious friendship and loving interest in myself and other co-laborers in the gospel.May all of his family be comforted by the faith, hope and love of Jesus Christ.

Bob Hemphill Jan 3 2014 12:00 AM

Dear Kay, You are in our thoughts and prayers.We remember your husband with such fondness.He was always a great gentleman and showed kindness to all who knew him. May God grant you peace and comfort.

Debby Bacon Jan 3 2014 12:00 AM

Kay and Family I Remember when Bob was pastor in Topeka KS. He would come to Rossville to the Grain Elevator and visit and we would go out and have lunch. He will be missed Jean & I joined the church while he was here and he married both Tracey and Teresa. God will give the strength you need at this time. It was good to see you both at the 125 Anniversary of Topeka Church.

Gene Schott Jan 2 2014 12:00 AM

Phil. sorry for your loss. Your dad will be in our prayers. Jim McKnight

James McKnight Jan 2 2014 12:00 AM

Bob will be missed. I thank God for his many years of service to congregtations within the RPCNA and elsewhere. He was a blessing to us all, and his memory will continue to be an encouragement.

Jeff Yelton Dec 31 2013 12:00 AM

Dear Ones, Our prayers are with you all.Bob with a blessing and benediction to the entire PEF family. Dr. Rick Light Executive Director

Rick Light - PEF Dec 31 2013 12:00 AM

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