Last August, after 34 years of marriage Bob, 58, lost his wife Tina, 55. “Cancer took her life but it didn`t destroy us,” Bob said.
Tina was an inspirational figure in Platte City and her legacy lives on throughout the community. She will be best remembered for her love of all children and her life-long work to help every child reach their full potential.
The bedroom where Tina passed away in August 2014.
“I tear up not because I am sad. I am so lucky to have had Tina in my life. I just miss her. We were always talking and doing things together. With Tina the house was always full of laughter".
Tina was an inspirational figure in Platte City. Working as community relations coordinator for the Platte County School District R-3, Tina loved children and was passionate about education. Her loss had been felt throughout the community.
Bob lost 13 pounds during Tina`s illness. `I didn`t have time to exercise, I wanted to spend my time with her`. Bob is very health conscious, and has started running again.
Bob reads messages of remembrance that people brought to their house the day of Tina`s life celebration. `We request that rather than condolences, people brought a note explaining how Tina touched their life so that one day her future grandchildren can better know and understand the incredible woman their grandmother was.”
Bob and Tina were married for 34 years, and have 3 children. Their son Bob will be getting married at the end of this year.
`Tina wanted me to go on and keep enjoying life. It`s tough but I know I will be ok.`