Mr. Robert David (Bob) Canfield, 71, of McPherson, passed away at 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, unexpectedly at his home.


Mr. Robert David (Bob) Canfield, 71, of McPherson, passed away at 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, unexpectedly at his home.
Mr. Canfield was born Oct. 31, 1940, in Groveland, the son of the late Thomas Nathaniel and Bertha (Eschman) Canfield.
He attended McPherson elementary schools and graduated from McPherson High School in McPherson. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve as a SM (K-3).
He was employed as an operator at Plains Plastic, McPherson. He also worked at Braum’s in McPherson.
He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 24, McPherson.
Survivors include daughters Sarah J. Hernandez of Garden City and Naomi R. Talavera of Westminster, Colo.; sons Carlo J. (Patty) Canfield of McPherson and Soloman D. Canfield of New Bern, N.C.; sister Patricia Ann Canfield-Kennedy of Moundridge; six grandchildren Brick Stone and Alex Robert Canfield, Erik Hernandez, Kaylee Canfield, Melina Lopez and Alyssa Talavera; numerous stepgrandchildren; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Family and friends are invited to call between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, McPherson.
Graveside service will be at the Mound Township Cemetery, Moundridge, at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, with Bishop Jumonville officiating.
Military rites will be performed by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2715 and the American Legion Post No. 24, both of McPherson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Robert Canfield Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid St., McPherson, KS  67460.