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MSU Retiree Robert “Bob” Wolfe dies at 88

portrait-robert-wolfe.webpRetired Assistant Professor of Agriculture and Horticulture Robert “Bob” Henry Wolfe died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023, at 88.

Wolfe started at Morehead State in 1967 and taught horticulture and agriculture until his retirement in 1999. He was active in several University committees and special projects, including the Derrickson Agricultural Complex, the Mountaintop Agriculture Complex (Martiki), the MSU Horse Show, Alpha Gamma Rho advisor, and member and president of the MSU Faculty Senate. He was a lifelong member of the Morehead Men’s Club and MSU Retirees Association. Prior to teaching, he served as a County Extension Agent in Morgan, Pike, and Rowan counties.

Wolfe also participated in many community service and civic organizations, including the Rowan County Public Library Board of Trustees, Lee Cemetery Board of Trustees, Morehead Tree Board and Tree Walk Committees, Morehead Streetscape and Beautification Committees, Morehead-Rowan County-Lakeview Heights Joint Planning Commission, Morehead Tomorrow Committee, American Association of Kidney Patients, and Central Kentucky Horse Show Association.

Mr. Wolfe was a member of the MSU Foundation's Visionary Society. He recently established a scholarship endowment to honor his daughter Ramona and her ongoing commitment to the Epsilon Theta Chapter of Chi Omega. The Wolfe-Gardner Family Scholarship Endowment will be created through an estate gift from Mr. Wolfe.

Survivors include his daughters, Robin (Patrick) Morley of Danville and Ramona Gardner of Morehead; grandchildren, Cory Gardner of Morehead and Amelia (Zach) Murray of Las Vegas, NV; and two great-grandchildren, Aspen and London Murray; two brothers, Russell (Jocelyn) Wolfe of Manchester and Ronald (Hope) Wolfe of Monticello, IL a sister, Sandra Still of Berea; his brother-in-law, Roger (Rena) Lance of Arden, NC, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

A graveside service for family and friends will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023, at 2 p.m. at Lee Cemetery with Roger Lance and Cory Gardner presiding.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the MSU Foundation to support the Wolfe-Gardner Family Scholarship Fund. Contributions may be made by visiting or via mail to the MSU Foundation, P.O. Box 628, Morehead, KY 40351.

Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead is in charge of arrangements.