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Obituary for Robert Dean "Rob" Elias

Robert “Rob” Elias, 51, of Valley Falls, KS died on Saturday, May 14th, 2022, due to an automobile accident on Kansas Highway 4, two miles north of Meriden, KS.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am on Saturday, May 21st, 2022, at the Valley Falls High School, East Gym 700 Oak St, Valley Falls, KS with Fr. Lazar Carasala officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Ann’s Cemetery, Effingham, KS. A Rosary will be recited at 6:00 pm on Friday, May 20th, 2022, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, with visitation to follow until 8:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, family request memorials to the Elias Children’s Education Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences and remembrances to the family may be left online at

Rob was born on October 7, 1970, in Atchison, KS the son of Donald D. “Grub” and Judy (Erpelding) Elias. He graduated from Atchison County Community High School in 1990. He attended the Northeast Kansas Area Vo-technical School completing the electrical program. Rob worked as a Master Electrician for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Topeka, KS since June of 2007. He was a past member of the Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department, was a current member of the Steel Workers Local Union # 307, and enjoyed hunting, woodworking, classic cars including his 1971 Chevy. Rob was always attending his children’s sporting events and activities. He enjoyed watching the Valley Falls Dragons High School Baseball Team spending time with his family, including his nieces, nephews and great nephews.

He was married to Carolyn Kearney on May 26, 2001. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include a daughter, Quincie Elias, and a son, Denten Elias, both of the home, his mother, Judy Elias-Kramer, Cummings, KS, a sister, Michelle (John Hotham) Phillips, Atchison, KS, six sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, Godmother, Janet Elias, Joplin, MO, and Godfather, Ron Erpelding, Atchison, KS and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and four great nephews. His father, Grub Elias, brother, Ed Elias, grandparents; Alfred & Rosemary Elias and Lawrence & Catherine Erpelding,and a brother-in-law preceded him in death.