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Beechwood Christian Church
Sunday November 27th, 2016
1:00pm - 8:00pm

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Robert "Bob" T. Lane Sr.

Robert “Bob” T. Lane, Sr., 92 years young, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on November 24th, 2016 at IU Paoli Hospital, Paoli, Indiana.

He was born in Orange County, Indiana on March 30th, 1924 to Sampson E. and Maude A. (Parks) Lane.

Bob married Kathleen M. Condra on September 17th, 1950 and she preceded him in death on January 11th, 1993.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, (1) Brother – J.P. Lane and (1) Sister – Helen Wilson.

Bob was a member of the Beechwood Christian Church and a 1943 graduate of French Lick High School. Prior to attending the French Lick High School, he attended 1 room school houses for the first 8 years of his education.

He began working at the Orange County Co-op in French Lick, after leaving the Co-op in French Lick he began working at Standard Oil in French Lick. Bob later worked at the Orange County Farm Bureau Co-op in Orleans, Indiana as the General Manager until he found a position at the Springs Valley Bank and Trust Company in French Lick where he worked until retirement. After retirement from SVB&T, he worked a short time as the tour guide on the trolley for the French Lick Springs Resort. He then joined the Indiana Landmarks as a Volunteer Tour Guide at the West Baden Springs Hotel.

Bob served his country proudly in the United States Army during World War II.

He was bestowed the honor of being a Kentucky Colonel, was an Elder Emeritus at the Beechwood Christian Church (among holding many other offices in the church) and was a well-respected member of the entire Orange County Community. He loved learning as well as teaching the history of Orange County and loved to tell everyone he met a “good” joke!

Bob is survived by:

(2) Sons Robert Lane Jr. (Sue) New Albany, Indiana
Jeff Lane Paoli, Indiana

(1) Grandchild Rebecca Marie Lane New Albany, Indiana

Special Friend & Caregiver Ruth Seybold Paoli, Indiana

A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Pastor Linda Presley on Monday, November 28th, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Beechwood Christian Church. Burial will follow at Ames Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may call Sunday, November 27th, 2016 from 1:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel and on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Beechwood Christian Church.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions in Bob’s honor be made to The Kathleen Lane Memorial Scholarship C/O Springs Valley Bank and Trust, 8482 West State Road 56, French Lick, Indiana 47432 or to French Lick West Baden Museum, P.O. Box 250, French Lick, Indiana 47432.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service in French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

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Bob and Jeff,

please accept my condolence for the loss of your father.  I have fond memories of growing up at Beechwood Church and your father was a large part of that.  I also remember the stories and the tours listening to him.  He had a deep passion and love for his community and he will dearly be missed.

Jeff Seals Dec 14 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to learn of your father's passing.  He was truly a lovely man.

Janie (Jackman) Johnson Dec 4 2016 12:00 AM

   So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. You and the entire Lane family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Patti & Dwight Anderson

Patti & Dwight Anderson Nov 29 2016 12:00 AM


You have our sincere sympathy.


Ann and Don Robison

Ann and Don Robison Nov 28 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your Dads passing. I know he will be missed by all.

Bob and Carol Sprigler Nov 28 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Friends,
Our hearts are aching for you for your loss. Please let us know if you need anything.
With much love,
Rick and Becky

Rick & Rebecca Snider and family Nov 26 2016 12:00 AM

I will miss Bob, in whom I found a kindred spirit.  He called me often with questions about flowers.  We shared many jokes and stories.  I wish to express my deepest sympathies to Bobby and Jeff and the rest of the family

Ralph Purkhiser Nov 26 2016 12:00 AM

To The Family:

I'm so sorry to hear of Robert's passing.  I wish I could attend the visitation, but will likely not be able to make it.  All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Your cousin from Terre Haute,
Robert (also known as Bob) Lane

Robert E. Lane Nov 25 2016 12:00 AM