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Funeral services for Robert Leroy Aborn, 85, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 16, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Aborn died at 7:17 a.m., Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born December 29, 1927, in Howell County, Missouri, to Oran L. and Hattie M. Johnson Aborn. On November 12, 1949, he was married at Salem, Arkansas, to Lorene Hicks, who preceded him in death on April 2, 2005. Mr. Aborn was a veteran, having served in the United States Army during World War II. Before his retirement, he was employed with Southwest Truck Body (now DRS). Mr. Aborn was a member of the Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle and had preached at Mt. Carmel, Field Creek, and Pentecostal Revival Center. He had preached at over two hundred funerals and was a chaplain at West Vue Nursing Center.

He is survived by three children, Patricia Knox, Springfield, Missouri, Bob Aborn, West Plains, Missouri and Chuck Aborn, Springfield, Missouri; one grandson, Jason Knox; one great-granddaughter, Alison Knox; many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

His parents, wife, two sisters, Ina Mae Griffin and Elsie J. Roe, one nephew, Leroy Griffin and one son-in-law, John Knox, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 15, 2013, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

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