Robert "Bob" Neal McElroy

10/12/1942 - 06/07/2024


Obituary For Robert "Bob" Neal McElroy

Robert Neal "Bob" McElroy, age 81, passed away peacefully at 9:40 a.m. on Friday, June 7, 2024, at the Lima Convalescent Home with his wife and daughter by his side.

Bob was born October 12, 1942, in Lima, Ohio, to the late Glen and Helen (Grover) McElroy. On January 26, 1963, he married his high school sweetheart, Susan K. "Sue" (Paxton) McElroy.

Bob was a 1961 graduate of Lima Senior High School. He worked just short of 50 years at Kewpee, managing the Kewpee East location for the last several years of his career. Bob especially loved spending time with his family and working in his yard.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years Susan K. "Sue" McElroy of Lima; his children, Jeff (Robin) McElroy of Lima, Jonathan (Joni) McElroy of Dayton, and Jill (Chris) Sarven of Lima; grandchildren, Tristan McElroy, Amber (Chad) Jameson, Korey (Beth) Sarven, Shelbey (Joe) Hilleary, Rachel McElroy, and James McElroy; great grandchildren, Hailey, Eli, Samantha, Cooper, Noah, Nora, Bennett, and Karmin.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Beverly (Lewis) Reese.

Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 10, 2024, at CHILES - LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL. Mark Boyed will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 10, 2024, prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at the Lima Convalescent Home for the care and compassion they have received during this difficult time.

Memorial contributions may be made to Debs Dogs, 1560 Wonderlick Rd, Lima, OH 45805.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at


10 Jun


12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral Home - Shawnee Chapel 1170 Shawnee Rd. Lima, Ohio 45805 Get Directions »
10 Jun

Funeral Service

02:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services - Shawnee Chapel 1170 Shawnee Road Lima, OH 45805 Get Directions »
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  • 06/08/2024

    RIP Bob. It was a pleasure working with you at Kewpee downtown.

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