Robert Tignor

Robert C Tignor

Friday, December 4th, 1953 - Thursday, November 28th, 2019
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Robert C Tignor, 65, of Independence, MO, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019. Cremation is planned with private inurnment at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, MO. Robert was born on December 4, 1953 to Charles F. and Victoria (Cherry) Tignor in Independence, MO. Robert was graduated from William Chrisman High School before joining the Air Force, serving four years. After his honorable discharge, Robert spent some time working at the Independence Sanitarium, where he met and fell in love with Clara Ann Jorgensen and the two were married in 1979. Robert and Clara had one daughter, Heather. The family attended St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Independence, MO. Robert spend the majority of his working years as a clerk for the IRS, before retiring in 2014. Robert was a dedicated weekly volunteer at the County Jail for the City of Independence and the Railroad at Alton Depot as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed traveling with his brother, George, visiting museums, with the John Wayne Museum being his favorite. Robert and Clara loved visiting the National Forests together. Robert played horseshoes, looked forward to family gatherings, and picking on his nieces and nephews. Robert is survived by his daughter, Heather Tignor (Jason); sister, Irene Griffith (Edgar); brother, George Tignor (Kim); and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by both parents; his wife, Clara Ann; infant brother, Joseph; brother, David Tignor; and sister-in-law, Sherry Tignor.
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Larry Penrose

Posted at 12:25pm
I always enjoyed talking with Bob (Robert Tignor) about history and we always shared about TCM, Turner Classic Movies and what movies he liked. Bob and I worked together at the Jackson County Historical Society at the 1859 Jail & Museum historic site on the Independence Square. Bob was always knowledgeable about the 1859 Jail and shared many stories about the marshals and sheriffs that were assigned at the Jail in the 1800's. Bob would always help and assist us when other volunteers were not able to work their shifts at the Jail. I will miss the many conversations that Bob and I would share concerning any movies that were on TCM and how he enjoyed the old westerns of the past and how they don't have any good westerns any more. He also volunteer Saturday afternoons at the Alton Depot which is located at the National Frontier Trails Museum. Bob really enjoyed the Patrons who would came to visit the old train station. He was really proud about the community of Independence and how the city was preserving the past for the future generations. To the family of Bob Tignor he was a wonderful person to visit with and he will truly be missed.

Larry Penrose, Administrative Assistant at the Jackson County Historical Society & 1859 Jail & Museum

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