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Robert B. Darley

April 14, 1923 ~ January 31, 2022 (age 98)


Robert B. Darley, 98, of Allerton passed away on January 31, 2022 at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center in Urbana.

Robert was born on April 14, 1923 in Allerton to Edwin and Edith (Forccum) Darley.  He married Leah Meehan on August 19, 1961 in Hume.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Leah Darley; two children, Mark (Lori) Darley of Roscoe and Diane (Rick) Turner of Mahomet; three grandchildren, Morgan (Zac) Kohen, J.r. Turner, and Katie Turner (Hunter Foster); three great-grandchildren, Hallie, Monroe, and Zayleigh; one nephew, Don (Lora) Toppe; and two great-nephews, Donnie (Brandy) Toppe and Dan (Jasmine) Toppe.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 11 siblings and their spouses.

Robert graduated from Allerton High School and then enlisted in the military where he served as a Navy SeaBees.  Once out of the military he got a job as a bookkeeper for the Allerton Supply Company and then was a U.S. mail carrier for 34 years before his retirement. 

He was a big St. Louis Cardinals fan and loved to watch them play. He also enjoyed woodworking, baking, tending to his garden, and bowling.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery south of Allerton with Pastor Trevor Oetting officiating. 

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to Shriners Children’s Hospital.

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Graveside Service
February 9, 2022

11:00 AM
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Allerton

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