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Robert Lee Shelabarger

Passed Away on August 16, 2019


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Robert Lee Shelabarger, 73, passed away August 16, 2019 in Mesa, AZ, formerly of Bartonville, IL. He was born December 24, 1945 to Clyde and Zelma Shelabarger. He graduated from LCHS in 1963 and served in the United States Air force from 1963 to 1967. Bob married Cherlyn Sue Crump on June 7, 1969. Bob worked in Machine Repair at Caterpillar for 43 years before retiring on January 1, 2011.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Tina Marie Sue, brothers Fred, David, and Richard and his nephew Jay. He is survived by his wife Sue, sons Todd Anthony Roy and Troy Lee James (Jenny) Shelabarger, sister Linda Harkness, brothers Dean and Charles Shelabarger, granddaughters: Kayla (Dan) Baker, Stephanie (Kevin) Sollberger, and Lyndsey (Hayden) Jenkins; grandsons Ryan and Lucas Shelabarger, 3 great-granddaughters, 4 great-grandsons, nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Services will be Saturday October 5, 2019 at First Christian Church, 6400 N University St, Peoria, IL 61614 at 11:00 am, greetings at 10:00 am with the Rev. Karen Merrick. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church in Bob’s name. A private inurnment at White Oak Cemetery in Carlock will be held at a later date.

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  1. Alice Payne says:

    Prayers to you Sue. Thinking of you and your family

  2. Kate Spielman says:

    I am so sorry for Bob’s loss. He will be missed by many. He was a good man with a great heart.

  3. Diane Malcolm Dooley says:

    So sorry to hear of Bobs passing. I grew up with all the Shelabarger kids in Bartonville. May God give you peace knowing one day we will all be together again

  4. Vern & Ginny Mills says:

    Bob was a very good, caring man who we enjoyed the short time we spent with him&Sue . Whom I’m sure will be greatly missed by all who loved him

  5. David L. Harkness says:

    My heart felt condolences to Bob’s family and friends.

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Robert Lee Shelabarger

Passed Away on August 16, 2019


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Robert Lee Shelabarger, 73, passed away August 16, 2019 in Mesa, AZ, formerly of Bartonville, IL. He was born December 24, 1945 to Clyde and Zelma Shelabarger. He graduated from LCHS in 1963 and served in the United States Air force from 1963 to 1967. Bob married Cherlyn Sue Crump on June 7, 1969. Bob worked in Machine Repair at Caterpillar for 43 years before retiring on January 1, 2011.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Tina Marie Sue, brothers Fred, David, and Richard and his nephew Jay. He is survived by his wife Sue, sons Todd Anthony Roy and Troy Lee James (Jenny) Shelabarger, sister Linda Harkness, brothers Dean and Charles Shelabarger, granddaughters: Kayla (Dan) Baker, Stephanie (Kevin) Sollberger, and Lyndsey (Hayden) Jenkins; grandsons Ryan and Lucas Shelabarger, 3 great-granddaughters, 4 great-grandsons, nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Services will be Saturday October 5, 2019 at First Christian Church, 6400 N University St, Peoria, IL 61614 at 11:00 am, greetings at 10:00 am with the Rev. Karen Merrick. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church in Bob’s name. A private inurnment at White Oak Cemetery in Carlock will be held at a later date.

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5 responses to “Robert Lee Shelabarger”

  1. Alice Payne says:

    Prayers to you Sue. Thinking of you and your family

  2. Kate Spielman says:

    I am so sorry for Bob’s loss. He will be missed by many. He was a good man with a great heart.

  3. Diane Malcolm Dooley says:

    So sorry to hear of Bobs passing. I grew up with all the Shelabarger kids in Bartonville. May God give you peace knowing one day we will all be together again

  4. Vern & Ginny Mills says:

    Bob was a very good, caring man who we enjoyed the short time we spent with him&Sue . Whom I’m sure will be greatly missed by all who loved him

  5. David L. Harkness says:

    My heart felt condolences to Bob’s family and friends.

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