Robert Melvin Utt, born July 7, 1924, in Pratt County, died Dec. 22, 2012, at Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Mo.

He was the son of Floyd and Mary Utt. Robert was a 1942 graduate of Cullison High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

He is survived by Pauline, his wife of 57 years; a daughter, Tresa (Marvin) Fullington; sons, Chuck (Mary) Gaba and Steve Widener; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Marjorie Davis, Lenexa, and Norma Lake Belding, Michigan.

Services were held Dec. 28, 2012, at Springfield. Mo.