Robert E. “Bob” Pearman

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Robert E. “Bob” Pearman, age 84, of Maxwell, died May 25, 2014 at Linden Court. He was born on September 10, 1929 in Thomas County, NE to Robert Ernest and Rena G. (Allen) Pearman.
Bob grew up on the family ranch and graduated from Seneca High School in 1947 in a class of two people. After graduation, he worked for various ranches in the Sandhills. Bob met a local schoolteacher at Whitman, NE in 1947, Betty Adam. The couple was wed on September 10, 1950 at the Lakeside Methodist Church near Alliance.
Bob worked on the Adam family ranch before the couple moved to Maxwell to their family ranch in 1951. They continued to live there for the next 63 years. Bob and Betty owned and operated the Flock Inn in Maxwell for many years. He also sold fertilizer and seed corn. Bob was a longtime member of the Maxwell School Board, and he and Betty drove the activity bus for the school for many years. Bob was involved in many youth activities in Maxwell and the 4-H Club. He loved children and loved teasing them. He enjoyed dancing, watching race cars, and raising and working his horses, cattle, and dogs. Bob will be remembered for loaning out his roping horses to several young people to help them in their rodeo careers.
Survivors include his wife Betty of Maxwell; two children, Doug (Collene) Pearman of Maxwell, and Jolene (Clarence “Butch”) LaBore of Mullen; a sister, Marion Isom of Mullen; five grandchildren, Amy (Lloyd) Pemberton of Lynchburg, VA, Trent (Kate) LaBore of Denver, CO, Jill (Rob) Star of North Platte, Lana LaBore of North Platte, and Jennifer (Travis) Franks of Mansura, Louisiana; four great-grandchildren, Dylan, Jaelyn, Ashton, and Alexander; and numerous other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father, Norman Neisius; a daughter, Barbara in 1983; and a brother, Norman Pearman. Memorials can be made to the Maxwell Public School Scholarship Fund. Online condolences can be made at
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the Adams & Swanson Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Douglas Delp officiating. Burial will be at Plainview Cemetery near Maxwell. Visitation will be Tuesday and Wednesday from 9-9. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.