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Robert Bruce Hines

June 3, 1949 — June 23, 2024

Overland Park, Kansas

Robert Bruce Hines

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Robert “Bob” Hines, a beloved husband, father, grandfather and philanthropist. Bob passed away on June 23, 2024. Bob was born on June 3, 1949 in St. Louis, MO to Stuart D. Hines and Elizabeth (Kentzler) Hines. Raised in Kirkwood, MO, later moving to Chicago and finally settling in Overland Park, Bob graduated from Shawnee Mission South High School. He attended the University of Kansas serving as Sophomore class president and a proud member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Upon graduation from KU he went to work for Procter and Gamble, leading to his introduction to the Food Industry. In 1982 he founded Osage Marketing Inc, a foodservice brokerage, servicing clients in Kansas and Missouri for the next 42 years. In recent years Osage partnered with the Affinity Group, a national organization. Through his dedication and hard work, Bob became a prominent figure in the industry. He was a proud member of the Missouri Restaurant Association and served as a permanent Allied director. Osage Marketing received the first Company of the Year award given by the MRA. Survived by his beloved wife, Patty, Bob shared 44 years of love and friendship, working side by side in the business. Bob adored his daughters Kylie Frederick (Owen) and Chelsea Kearns, along with his grandchildren Ethan, Eli, Hunter, and Delaney. They were his greatest joy and he cherished the time he spent with them. He is survived by his brother, Stuart Hines (Linda) and many nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth, his father, Stuart, and his sister Carolyn. In addition to his professional achievements, Bob had a deep love for the simple pleasures in life that brought him joy. He cherished spending time at the lake and was a die-hard fan of the Jayhawks, Chiefs, and Royals. Bob’s passion for his sports teams was unwavering as was his love of Tommy Bahama, Twizzlers, Springfield Cashew Chicken, Hallmark movies and spending time with friends. Bob’s philanthropic spirit extended deep into the community, as he dedicated his time and resources to supporting non-profit organizations. Bob was involved with Harvesters, a food bank providing meals to those who face food insecurity, serving as a longtime board member and President during a crucial capital campaign. Additionally, Bob was a devoted advocate for the Shadow Buddies Foundation, a non-profit that creates custom dolls for children facing medical challenges. Bob was also a passionate supporter of The Johnny Boy Foundation, an organization that provides employment training for mentally disabled adults. Contributions to the above organizations are preferred in lieu of flowers. Bobs’ final gift to the world was as an organ donor. A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, July 2 from 4-7 pm at Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS.

Bob was passionate and devoted to his philanthropies.  Here are the suggested organizations for gifts in his name.



3801 Topping Ave.

Kansas City, MO 64129



Johnny Boy Foundation

4813 W 25th St.

Lawrence, KS 66047


Shadow Buddies

14700 W 107th St.

Lenexa, KS 66215

Past Services


Tuesday, July 2, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Johnson County Funeral Chapel

11200 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66210

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