Robert S. Chien

Robert S. Chien (Bob), 84 of Leawood, passed away peacefully in his home on February 6. After leaving mainland China for Taiwan in 1949 where he met his wife, Teresa, they moved to the U.S. in the early 1950s. When living in Gunnison they were members of the Community Church. They purchased The Little Art Studio, located on North Main in a former building that had Ideal Cleaner at the side street. They moved to Kansas City and built up a printing shop with three or four branches. He was active with Xi’an Sister City. Bob created their own web page for Xi'an Sister City. He also had involvement with the Annual Kansas City Dragon Boat races. He arranged teams from other U.S. cities and international cities to come to Kansas City. Bob is survived by his wife, Teresa, and son, Bobby. Daughter, Beverly, preceded him in death in 2006. He is also survived by grandsons Michael and Mathew Graham; Jackson, Dawson, and Roman Chien, and son-in-law, Christopher Graham. He was a true leader within the Chinese-American community, receiving many civic honors, was President of the Society for Friendship with China, and President of Xi'an Sister City. Donations to Society for Friendship with China, Leawood, Kan. 66209. Please offer condolences at

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