Deceased Legends of Route 66
These Deceased persons are often referred to as the "Sons and Daughters of the Mother Road", and also as "Legends",  because they had a passion for promoting The Mother Road, Route 66.  
Some were Route 66 business owners, others were not.  On this page, the Chamber wishes to recognize 
these fine people who contributed to the history and legends of this famous highway.

This page is presently not complete, and is Under Construction.
Route 66 Legends
who have also passed 

Juan Delgadillo
General Bob
Frances J Marten, 
Our Lady of the Highways
Lucille Hammons, Lucilles
Lillian Redman, The Blue Swallow
Howard Litch, Galena
Hugh & Zelta Davis, Blue Whale
Betty Courtney, Galena KS.
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"Ms. Route 66", Fran was a charter member of Friends of the Mother Road and a longtime supporter
of the Missouri Route 66
Association.
IN MEMORY OF
FRAN EICKHOFF
1929 - 2008
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Bob leaves behind a vast legacy of art that has has made a global audience aware of the
importance of Route 66 and everything
the venerable highway stands for
and represents.
IN MEMORY OF
BOB WALDMIRE
1945 - 2009
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Bobby Troup was an American actor, jazz pianist and songwriter. He is best known
for writing the popular standard 
"Get Your Kicks On Route 66"
IN MEMORY OF
Bobby Troup
1918 - 1999
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Cyrus Stevens Avery was known as the "Father of Route 66". He created the route while a member of the 
federal board appointed to create the Federal
Highway System, later establishing the
U.S. Highway 66 Assn. to pave and
promote the highway.
IN MEMORY OF
Cyrus Avery
1871 - 1963
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Click Here for the Bob Waldmire Tribute Page
The "Wombat" didn't require you like Route 66, only that you listened to his enthusiam, and if you listened 
for longer than 15 minutes, you'd end up being 
another "Roadie". His enthusiasm and 
joy were infectious.
  
IN MEMORY OF
Jan Howard Finder
1939 - 2013
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A Tribute Page link for Jan will be published soon.