May 28, 2013


APRIL 23, 1942 — MAY 21, 2013

The Oskaloosa Herald

OSKALOOSA — Robert “Bob” Binns, 72, of Oskaloosa, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at his home in Oskaloosa. 

Robert Leigh Binns, son of Troy and Alma (Durham) Binns, was born, April 23, 1942, in Oskaloosa.  Bob was a 1962 graduate of Oskaloosa High School.  He married Georgia Ann Timson May 17, 1985, in Oskaloosa.  Bob worked repairing furniture at Dooley Manufacturing for 25 years, retiring in 2005.  He was a member of The Good News Chapel.  He enjoyed his work, watching football and his dog and cats.

Bob’s family includes his wife, Georgia, of Oskaloosa; daughters, Betty Binns, of Ottumwa, and Naomi (Jeffrey) Verschuure, of Columbia, Iowa; sisters, Louise (Doyle) Churchill, of Newton, and Lois Davis, of Indiana; and a brother, Gayle (Carol) Binns, of Knoxville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Brian Binns on Oct. 28, 2004; two brothers, Emmert and Kenneth Binns; and a sister, Betty Parlet.

Graveside memorial services for Bob will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 29, at Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa with Pastor Alvern Boetsma of the Good News Chapel officiating.  The cemetery’s North Eleventh Street entrance should be used when attending the service. Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel is handling his arrangements. 

A memorial has been established to his family; checks may be made to the Good News Chapel and sent to the Good News Chapel at 603 South H St., Oskaloosa, IA  52577.  Memories and condolences may be made by visiting the online obituary guest book at www.gvlfuneralchapel.com.


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