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Robert Ray Romas

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Robert "Bob" Ray Romas, 73, of Clay County, died Monday at his residence following a lengthy illness.

Born in Clay County's Perry Township, he was the son of Harry and Emma Siegelin Romas.

He was a 1952 graduate of Brazil High School and later served in the U.S. Army from 1957-59. He married Doris May Meyer Sept. 2, 1978, and she survives.

Romas owned and operated Bob Romas Trucking and Excavating Inc. for many years until it was sold in 2006. He was also a founder for H and H Ready Mix in Brazil, Montezuma, and Mansfield and later partnered with his son Cliff Romas until it was sold in 2005. He has also owned Parke West Materials in Montezuma since 1988.

In 1989 he received the Commercial Focus Award in Clay County. He also served on the advisory board for the Jackson Township Trustees for many years.

He was a member of the St. John United Church of Christ, 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge No. 264, Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, Zorah Shrine, Order of Eastern Star Bowling Green chapter No. 304 and the Brazil Elks Lodge.

Additional survivors include sons Cliff A. Romas and wife Lori and Randy W. Romas and wife Mari, both of Brazil; daughters Holly A. Romas, Brazil, and Hope M. Dalton and husband Brett, Carbon; six grandchildren; a brother, Benny Romas, Cory; sisters Betty Betterilli and husband Andy, Missouri, and Berla Uber and husband Al, New Jersey; and several nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lawson-Miller Chapel with Rev. Ted Schrory officiating. Burial will follow at Zion United Church of Christ Cemetery in Poland.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 3-8 p.m. and again Saturday morning from 7:30 a.m. until time of services.

Memorials may be made to Vista Care Hospice or to an organization of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be e-mailed at www.lawson-millerchapel.com