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Capps, Robert C.

Capps, Robert C.

November 18, 1947 — November 1, 2020

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Robert Casteel Capps, 72, of Liberty, Missouri passed away Sunday, November 1, 2020 due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease.

A private memorial service will be held on Saturday November 7, at 2:00 PM at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, to be presided over by David Fulk. A live-stream of this service will be available by visiting Bob’s obituary at and clicking on upcoming service times to access the live-stream link. A reception to celebrate Bob’s life will be held at a later date.

Bob was born November 18, 1947, in Liberty, Mo to Joe H. and Roberta (Casteel) Capps. He was the third of six children. Bob graduated from Liberty High School in 1966, where he was student body president. Bob received a business degree from Drake University in 1970, where he was an active member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Not only did he make many life long friends at Drake, he also met his future bride, Josephine Johnston. They met at Drake’s favorite watering hole, Peggy’s, and it was love at first sight. Bob and Jodi continued their support of Drake over the years serving on the Parents Association Board from 1993-2000. He received the Alumni Loyalty Award from Drake’s National Alumni Association in 2000. Bob loved to recount his days at Drake and it remained a special place to him.

On May 5, 1973, Bob married the love of his life, Jodi. They spent 47 years together building a life, a family and a business. Bob and Jodi loved to travel to Hawaii and to hike the National Parks. Bob was an avid runner and swimmer competing in triathlons and marathons. He could be found most mornings swimming at the William Jewell Mabee Center and golfing in the afternoon with his buddies at Liberty Hills Country Club. Family came first to Bob. He relished special time at the Lake of the Ozarks with his siblings. Bob was a kid at heart who never turned down an opportunity to play with his daughters, whether it was trying to teach them to throw a ball, going for a run or designing a doll house – he was always game and always present. That youthfulness carried over to his relationships with his grandchildren, Davis, Meg, Max and Casteel. Bob is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jodi; his two daughters and their husbands and children, Sarah, Craig, Max and Casteel Hamburg of Overland Park, KS and Leslie, Adam, Davis and Meg Eakes of Fairway, KS; his siblings Mary Alice (Dobbe) Dobberstine, Tom (Marcia) Capps, George (Martha) Capps and Martha (Dick Ward) Capps; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bob spent his professional career in the banking and Savings and Loan industry. On February 2, 1992, Bob and Jodi opened Mid America Mortgage. For 25 years they served Kansas City and were named a “Top 25 Area Mortgage Companies” by the Kansas City Business Journal in 1994. Mid America Mortgage became a true family affair when daughters, Sarah and Leslie, joined. He was widely respected in the industry. In addition, Bob served as Chairs for the KCB Bank Board of Directors, Liberty Hills Country Club Board and Patriots Bank Board. Upon his retirement in December of 2015, the Mortgage Bankers Association of Greater Kansas City recognized Bob for his contributions and achievements in the mortgage industry.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Joe H. and Roberta Capps, and brothers Joe Curtis Capps and H. Lee Capps.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be given to the Alzheimer's Association in Bob's name by going here:

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Service Information

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A private memorial service will be held on Saturday November 7, at 2:00 PM at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, to be presided over by David Fulk. A live-stream of this service will be available by visiting Bob’s obituary at and clicking on upcoming service times to access the live-stream link. A reception to celebrate Bob’s life will be held at a later date.

Capps, Robert C.'s Guestbook

Jodi ,Sarah and Leslie and family. We are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He will be truly missed. Will always have the best memories of working at Mid America Mortgage. It was truly like working with family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love and peace to all of you. Phil & Renea

Phil & Renea Liseo

Jodi, It broke my heart to hear that Bob was in Hospice and then just days later, to learn that he was gone. As many have said, Bob, a true professional in the Mortgage Industry, was a man of such integrity and so truly respected in his field. He headed a highly successful company, and treated all of us who worked with him as a family. I have so many wonderful memories from those years. But, the thing I remember the most is how much Bob loved his family - you, Sarah and Leslie, their husbands and especially those grandbabies!! I still can picture how his face would light up and what fun he would have getting right down there on the floor with them in the office hallway when a grandchild stopped by for a visit. And, of course, his sibling weekends and family Christmas stories were legendary. He was definitely one-of-a-kind. I was able to watch the live stream of the service - a beautiful tribute. It has been hard to find the words to say to you. I know you will find comfort in all the cherished memories of life with Bob. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Until I can give you a hug - Wishing you peace, Cheryl

Cheryl Galloway

Jodi, Sarah, Leslie, the Capps Family, We share your heavy heart and convey condolence and sympathy. We pray for your strength and resilience. Bob and I went through school together-kindergarten through senior high. We played baseball in the alfalfa field behind the church. We played driveway basketball at the old white house. We would sleigh ride down the pasture hill. We did not feed the cattle together! That was all Bob! Bob’s accomplishments and accolades are tributes to Bob’s impeccable character and integrity, and we hold him forever in the highest esteem.

Larry and Linda Reynolds

Capps Family Was saddened to hear of the loss of Bob. Remembering him a a kind and great neighbor as kids growing up. Thinking about the loss we share of a family member (My nephew )to Alzheimer’s. My prayers with your family at this time.

Janet Tyler

Jodi my condolences to you and your family. My prayer is for you to find comfort in the joy of the memories of your and Bob's life together.

Russ Weathers

What a beautiful service! I will always have such great memories of our days at Mid America Mortgage. I was the luckiest girl in the world when I got to come work with this family! Jodi, Sarah, Leslie and all of the family - my heart goes out to you....

Joan Long

Jodi, so many great memories of wonderful times with you and Bob and all the gang in Des Moines and Kansas City. So grateful that I was able to spend a few hours at Liberty Hills last year with Bob, Kim, John and you. Bob was one of the most genuine and nicest guys I have known. Sincerest condolences to you and the family.

Jim Kreps

Good memories- biking, running, running down a mountain, playing golf and enjoying a pint from time to time. Great friend.

Steve Smithmier

Dear Jodi and family, Our hearts break for you with the loss of Bob. He was such a great guy. A big bear hug to you, Jodi. Mark and Mary Schafer

Mary Schafer

Jodi & family, So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. We did a lot of business together and I always enjoyed his company. May he rest in peace. God Bless !!!

Scott Page

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the families, I have many good memories with the times I had with all of you. Hugs and love ❤️

Pauline Aden

Dear Jodi, We are so sorry to hear about Bob. He was such a nice person and truly fun to be around. David and I always enjoyed visiting and catching up with the two of you at reunions. Know that we are thinking of you and your family during this very difficult time.

Sally and David Craven

Shocked and saddened to read of his passing. Bob, Jodi and the girls were among my favorite clients during my time at Mark Shale. Bob was a fine man and I'm proud to have called him a friend. Thoughts and prayers to the entire Capps clan and their extended families.

michael saunders

Jodi and girls, I was so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was one of the first boys I ever knew having gone from K -12 with him. My prayers are with you all.

Joan Fulkerson Bartholomew

Family , It was easy for us to enjoy Bob and Jodi , always so much fun and we had our share of great times ! Bob and I met in Kansas City when I was his customer for a few years in the 70's, I then replaced Bob at his account manager job for rmic after he accepted another position at rmic allowing us to work together for a couple of years , later Bob became my customer as he and Jodi worked hard building their business at Mid-America in the 80"s and along the way we became friends. I admired Bob's talents , smart and skillful in business as in life he was honorable and carrying with his Family , Friends , Customers , and Employees . When it mattered most Bob was solid as a rock and he contributed greatly to the successes of many along the way. His smile with a tilt of his head and his laugh to follow will always be one of my favorite memories of Bob . Wishing the peace that passes all understanding to all . John and Pam Cowan

John Cowan

Dearest Jodi, My heart is with you and your family at this incredibly awful time. You and Bob shared the gift of your love with all you encountered. May that love surround you now. My deepest condolences.

Patricia Bethune

Profound sadness struck me upon learning of Bob’s passing. He was such a great guy and I truly enjoyed his company at the Casteel Family Reunions. I easily understood why Ruth Ellen had a bit of a crush on her younger cousin Bob. My prayers are with all of the Capps Family for the tremendous effect Bob’s loss must have to you all. In deepest sympathy - Ed

Edward Varela

Jodi & family, please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. As you know Casteel was one of those very special people that we are lucky to have known. You and he will be in my prayers.

Kevin VonSchaumburg

Dear Jodi and Family, I was shocked and saddened to read about Bob's passing on Facebook. Please accept my very sincere sympathy for your loss. I want to try to stream the service on November 7, if I can. Please know that I am thinking of you and remembering you and your children in my prayers. If you get to St. Louis anytime, please, please call and maybe we can meet for a visit. Having gone though a similar loss five years ago when my Bob passed, I empathize with you and know what a void it is in your life to be without that life-long love, mate and friend. I remember Bob Capps as a warm and friendly man and know that the love you had for each other was obvious to all who saw you together. May the many happy memories of your years together only grow more precious and beautiful with time as the sting of loss recedes. God bless and comfort you, Love, Marie

Marie Andel

Linda and I are shocked to hear of Bob's passing. He was so full of life and adventure - hard for me to imagine an illness could overtake him now. He was a good friend from PiKA and a loyal husband and father. Always enjoyed catching up with him at reunions and talking about Fraternity exploits. My sympathies to Jodi and very sorry to hear this news. A great guy. Another reminder to live each day!!

Gary Jones

Jodi, Sarah, Leslie, Cris and family I am so deeply saddened to hear of your immense loss. Bob was such an authentically nice, gracious man. He was way too young to leave us! I feel honored to have been a guest at your wedding 47 years ago. I am thinking of you all with so much love.

Merrily Jackson

Truly sorry to read this and pray God’s nearness to you Jodi, and your family at this time.

Deb (Gable) Stratman

Bob was such a wonderful gentleman. My husband Dan started his career at the same mortgage insurance company with Bob. They worked together but also had great times entertaining their friends. I will always remember the Capps with great affection. Bob, you deserve to rest after a life well lived!

Carol Shook

I'm so sorry for your loss, Jodi, Mary Alice, and family. Bob was such a great man. I'm glad I was able to know him while working with Mid-America Mortgage. He was so helpful and knowledgeable when I first started in the business. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Kris

Kris Rezac

Thoughts and Prayers to you Jodi, Sarah, Leslie and your entire family. Many GREAT times working for Bob and all of you!

Carlene Gray

Jodi, I am so sorry for your loss. Your husband sounds like an amazing man. What a blessing to you and your family.

Kathy Gilliam

Our hearts go out to you, Jodi, and all of the family. Bob was such an esteemed member of the class of 1966 and we all have fond memories of what a kind guy he was. We will miss him immensely.

Jeanne and Ken Leitze

Bob was such a special person and he will be missed by so many. My love to Jodi, Sarah and Leslie and their families.

Margot Warner

Jodi and Family, Casteel was one of the nicest guys I ever knew. Always a smile when we occasionally bumped into each other after the Drake days, and more often than not a good-natured quip uttered. My condolences to you all. Bob will indeed be missed.

Mike Thomas

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