Robert E. Stidham, 60, Stella, died March 1, 2014, at his home, following a lengthy illness.

Robert E. Stidham, 60, Stella, died March 1, 2014, at his home, following a lengthy illness.  

Robert was born April 7, 1953 in Lebanan, Mo., the son of Robert J. and Mary Louis (Hillig) Stidham. He was a chef on many scientific research vessels and cruise ships and had traveled all over the world in his profession. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and finding mushrooms and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Robert is survived by his daughter, Dawn Bluesky Stidham, Stella; one sister, Verna Moore and husband, James, Stella; and a brother, Earl Lee Stidham, Sparta, Wis.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers.  

The body has been taken for cremation. Family services will be held at a later date.

Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.  

Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.