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Robert Calvin Ham
(March 19, 1920 - February 6, 2013)

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Robert Calvin Ham

U.S. Veteran

Robert Calvin Ham, 92, of Platte City, passed away February 6, 2013, at Heritage Village in Platte City, MO. He was born March 19, 1920, in Platte City. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Platte City. Bob graduated from Platte City High School in 1938 and attended Brown Mackie Business School. He married Evelyn Porter in 1939. After working at the First National Bank in Kansas City, he was employed at the Lake City Ordinance Plant in 1942. He was inducted into the Marine Corps in 1943 and became honor man of his platoon. Bob joined the 3rd Amphibian Tractor Battalion Company C on Guam in 1944 as radio operator. His company, along with many other fellow Marines invaded Iwo Jima in February, 1945 and returned home in December, 1945. He was employed by Western Electric Telephone Co. and AT&T before retiring after 40 years. In 1994 after Evelyn’s death, he married Clara McClain of Kansas City, KS. Bob had two favorite sayings. One was “I’m fortunate to have spent most all of my life in Platte County.” The other was “I’m so glad I could serve my country.” He was preceded in death by Evelyn and Clara, both his parents, Holman and Kathleen Ham, a brother Gaines and a niece, Vickie Clark. He is survived by a daughter, Beth George of Platte City, granddaughter, Terri Phillips, and her husband Jason of Kansas City, MO and a grandson, Jason George of Platte City. Also surviving are two step children, Richard McClain of San Antonio, TX and Connie Morgan, and her husband Neil of Olathe, KS. He also leaves great grandchildren, extended family and friends. Cremation with a private family graveside service will take place at the Platte City Cemetery. Any contributions may be made to Hospice Advantage, 1512 Church Rd., Suite B. Liberty, MO 64068. Arrangements By: Rollins Funeral Home—Platte City, MO—Ph. 816-858-2129.


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