M. Robert “Bob” Statler

June 03, 1922 ‒ July 31, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

M. Robert “Bob” Statler, age 98, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 31, 2020. He was born on June 3, 1922 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the son of Martin R. and Veula (Wells) Statler.  Bob was a 1940 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and proudly served in the United States Army during World War II.  He retired after 40 years of employment with the United States Post Office.

Bob was a devout and active member of the First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Trustee.  He also was a member of the Tried and True Class and served on the Pulpit Committee.  Bob sat 8 years on the General Board of the American Baptist Churches of the USA and he and his wife Lola traveled often for the American Baptist Missions Effort.

He is survived by his son, Gary (Nancy) Statler of Springfield, daughter-in-law, Rhonda Statler of Mount Vernon, six grandchildren, Susan Judy, Martin Statler, Angela Naramore, Aaron Statler, Kyle Heinlein and Rob Heinlein, seventeen great grandchildren and a brother Ronald (Carole) Statler of Columbus.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Lola (Workman) Statler, a son, Dale Statler and a daughter, Lynda Heinlein.

Due to the current pandemic the family will observe a private service at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Martin G. Statler officiating.  Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be made to the First Baptist Church, 303 S. Edgewood Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of M. Robert “Bob” Statler.


  • I’m so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a great and wonderful man. I will keep his family in my prayers.

  • Bob was more than just a fellow church member. He was a friend, a great low bass singer in the choir, a fellow deacon and a great caretaker. Always helping others was his pursuit. Whether volunteering for Vacation Bible School, singing in the choir, serving on the Baptist regional board, Bob loved to serve his Lord Jesus Christ. I remember a couple years back we had a choir party and we had to share something about ourselves for others to guess. Bob had to leave early from the party. When we pulled his clue from the hat, it said, “I once ate a whole stick of butter in one sitting.” He was a kid when it happened. When I asked later, he said, “My mother was getting ready for a dinner and I saw this plate with a stick of butter on it with a special knife. Since I never had seen anything like it before, I figured it was something special. I took the whole stick of butter and ate it.” Thank you Bob for being a good friend and a mentor to many. We will miss your presence on earth.

  • Bob was the sweetest gentleman and a true friend to all who knew him. He was ever so gentle and careful in caring for his wife, and for many years his daughter Linda, and son Dale too. I feel so privileged to have known Bob and enjoyed his brewed coffee while Linda and I watched “Dancing with the Stars” together as she was by that time bedridden. He did so much for the Lord, but never called attention to himself. Even in his 80s he was out helping park cars each week for Upward Soccer. I know he will be much missed by those he leaves behind, but I am so very thankful that he is now enjoying his time with Jesus and with his beloved Lola and children.

  • We all want to share with the family of what a wonderful person Bob was and he will always be in our memory as a dear friend to all who knew him.He was always there at the Men’s Fellowship meetings and so friendly to everyone who ever met him we are sure. He and Lola were dear friends and they were always there as a couple all the years they lived . All of you who know us know that we were always felt welcome with all. Rhonda has been such a blessings to Bob and family and Dale was one very nice person and loved by all as well. Blessings to Gary and all of you. Bill and Betty Yough and Karen and Thom Fowler and Chuck our son and his family.

  • Bob had the most tender heart. His compassion for others was a true inspiration. He selflessly cared for family and friends. I called him, Barnabas. He was a true encourager! Bob was the first person to tell me something was wrong with my dad. Bob didn’t turn away. He stood by my father and our family even when things became very difficult. We cried together at my dad’s coffin. Bob being there was a deep comfort. Oh the joy for Bob to be Home with Lola, Lynda and Dale. He will be missed, his job here is done and God said welcome home my faithful servant.

  • Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Memories of your dad and mom and your family were always great.

  • Bob, a true servant of the Lord, will be greatly missed, but God has honored him with long life, many experiences, and a wonderful family. We cherish the special memories our families have shared together. Bob and Lola were dating and in the youth fellowship when my mother was youth advisor at church. We enjoyed camping with them at Bible and Mission Conferences. I helped Bob’s dad paper our living room after the flood. Gary, Glenn Marchal and I were the Jr. High BYF at church. So thankful for this family. May God give comfort and peace.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Bobs passing. So many good memories of the Statler family. Starting with his Mom and Dad and then his brother Ron. Also the memories through the First Baptist church.

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