Robert “Bobby” William Latta Jr., 89, Iola, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Robert was born in Wichita to Robert Sr. and Etta (King) Latta. He grew up in Harper until the late 1930s. He graduated from Iola High School in 1941.
On Oct. 4, 1946, Robert married his true love Virginia Lorene Kaufman. They made their home in Iola and took over the family farming business.
Survivors are his wife of 66 years, Virginia Latta; four children, Sandra Adams and husband Charlie, Wichita, Cara Cleaver and the late Russell, Iola, Randy and wife Patty, Iola, and Mindy Holland and husband Rodger, Iola; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Sr. and Etta Latta, a brother, LeRoy Latta, a sister, Norma (Brower) Latta, and a daughter, Ronda Latta.
He loved farming, showing cattle and hogs and took pride in his work.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waugh-Yokum and Friskel Memorial Chapel in Iola. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Iola.
Memorial choices are FFA and Iola baseball and may be left at Waugh-Yokum and Friskel Memorial Chapel.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
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