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Robert S. Rages

Robert Stanley Rages, 79, of Florence, MO, passed away Monday, September 4, 2023, at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia following a lawn mower accident.  He was born March 23, 1944, in Sedalia, son of Stanley John and Susie Marie (Page) Rages.

He was a lifelong farmer in Morgan County.   Robert graduated from Smithton High School in 1962. He then attended Central Missouri State University where he graduated with a B.S. degree in Agriculture Business.  On November 25, 1966, he married Dorothy Joann Leiter at Goodwill Chapel Methodist Church in Sedalia.  His wife and 4 sons survive:

Nathan Rages (Lorri) of Columbia, MO

Mark Rages (Vivara) of Bettendorf, IA

Brian Rages (Rebekah) of St Louis, MO

Chris Rages (Angela) of Sedalia, MO

Also surviving are 11 loving grandchildren:  Julia Rages, Hudson Rages, Jacob Rages (Emma), Stanley Rages, Melody Rages, Will Rages, Michael Rages, Martyn Rages, Abel Rages, Audrey Rages, and Rachel Rages.

In 1972,  the Lord intervened in his life and he was born again to serve the Living God for the rest of his days.  He was a founding member of Faith Fellowship in Sedalia, MO.  Robert loved the Lord and reading Charles Spurgeon’s sermons. He enjoyed using vintage tractors.

Robert was a hard working farmer who will be missed by all those who knew this gentle, kind, and faithful man.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, September 8, 2023, at Heckart Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 9, 2023, at the funeral home.

Casket bearers will be grandsons: Hudson Rages, Jacob Rages, Stanley Rages, Will Rages, Michael Rages, and Martyn Rages.

Burial will be in Smithton Cemetery following the funeral service.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Faith Fellowship Building Fund in care of Heckart Funeral Home.
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