Robert Lee Worth, 69, Scottsbluff

Robert Lee Worth, 69, of Scottsbluff, formerly of Bayard, was called to his Heavenly home to be with his Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday evening December 16, 2012 after a long battle with colon cancer, at home with family by his side. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 21, 2012 at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel with Pastor Brad Kihlthau officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers contributions can be given in Robert's name to Community Bible Church, Festival of Hope or Research for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Robert was the eighth child of eleven born to Johann George and Mary Amelia (Schaub) Worth on December 23, 1942 in Scottsbluff, NE. Robert was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff. He attended school at Haig, Victory Hill, Fairview 50, Minatare and Scottsbluff Junior High. He lived not only in Western Nebraska but Riverton and Lander, Wyoming before moving back to Gering. He married Janet Burbach September 2, 1963 at Emmanuel Congregational Church in Scottsbluff. They lived in Scottsbluff and Gering before starting to farm east of Minatare in 1970. They farmed for Dr. Hrnicek in 1975 and in 1984 farmed for Hank, Helen and Carol Jerger.

Robert loved farming and living and raising his family in the country. He worked hard with no time for a vacation, unless you call 28 hours away from home a real vacation. There was always work that couldn't wait. He not only wanted the crops to be weed free but all the way to the ditch. He didn't want a snake hiding there as he wanted to keep his irrigation help.

In 1981 he received the Western Sugar Company High 10 Grower Award, and 10,000 Pound Club Award. In 1991, 1993 and 1996 he was awarded the Bayard District Factory West Superior Beet Quality Award. He was always ready to help out a friend or neighbor needing a helping hand. Robert also worked at Scottsbluff Sash and Door, Greenwalt's Farm & Feed and Gering Sugar Factory as centrifugal foreman.

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 49 years Janet; daughters: Robin and special friend David, Joylyn (Jeff) and Jennee ( Everett), 3 grandchildren: April and boyfriend Nate, Robbie and girlfriend Ashton, and Jerod, Great Granddaughter: Gracelyn and another due in June 2013; Sisters and their husbands June and Alex, Jackie and Don, and Jane and Neal; three sisters-in-law, and Janet's sister Betty (Bob) and brother Mark (Chris) and numerous nephews and nieces.

Preceding Robert in departure from this life were his parents, grandparents, brothers, Vergil, Ervin, Calvin and Jack Joe; sisters Gloria and husband Harley, Mary Ann and Judy, grandson Logan Henry, nephew Jim, great nieces Samantha and Whitney and in-laws Henry and Lillian.

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