Robert “Bob” Shiflet died of Covid-19 on April 16, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital after a “short but terrifying battle” with the virus. He was 79 years old.
Rob was intelligent, gentle, and soft spoken. He happily raised his family while he worked as a biochemist at Sigma Chemical for 37 years. In his off time, Rob was passionate about music. He performed clarinet in the Compton Heights Concert Band, and sang bass in the church choir at First Baptist Church in Ferguson (being very active in the music ministry there). Bob passed his love of music on to his three daughters. Becky took after her father and for many years they both played clarinet in the Compton Heights Concert Band.
Bob is missed deeply by his wife of over 48 years, three daughters, and six grandchildren. His church family, former coworkers he still kept in touch with, and his friends at the Compton Heights Concert Band miss his calming gentle presence.
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- Robert Nichols Shiflet obituary at Dignity Memorial