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Independence Mayor dies suddenly

The city of Independence has announced the sudden death of their mayor.

Mayor Robert (Bob) Hill served on the city council for over a decade before being elected Mayor and transitioning into that roll on January 1, 2022.

Bob served on many boards and committees in the Independence community and  Buchanan County over the years, in addition to being active with local civic organizations. Bob’s love of family as well as enthusiasm for, and commitment to the City of Independence will always be remembered.

The city would like to extend deepest sympathies to Bob’s wife, Audrey, their daughters, Beth, Erin, Laura, and their families.

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