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Bob Childers

veteranApr 30th, 1932 - Jul 26th, 2022

Private family services will be held. 


      Robert Wayne Childers, age 90, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 26, 2022, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

      He was born April 30, 1932, in Bible Grove Township, the son of Oscar and Laurel (Webster) Childers.  He was united in marriage to Beverly Jean Davis on October 17, 1954, at the Flora First Methodist Church and together they have shared 67 wedding anniversaries.

      Bob was a 1950 graduate of Flora High School.  He attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale studying agriculture while completing three years of college prior to being inducted in the Army.  He served as an MP in the Army from 1953-1955.  He loved the Lord and was a member of the Flora First United Methodist Church.  Bob had a love for farming and had worked in the fertilizer business for a number of years.  He had a great love of people and conversation, but above all he loved his family, cherishing time spent traveling with them.  Bob enjoyed playing dominoes, spending time outdoors, mushroom hunting, watching birds and squirrels, and fishing in his early years.  He also enjoyed watching sports and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan.  He was a member of the Flora American Legion Post 14.   

      He is survived by his wife: Beverly Childers of Flora; 4 children: Edith Jo Anne (Robert) Edwards of Carrollton, Virginia, Laura Mae (Floyd) Ervin of Centralia, Tracey Lynne (Jeff) Cartnal of Florissant, Missouri, and Robert Wayne (Karyn) Childers Jr. of Estes Park, Colorado; 4 grandchildren: Jonathan Edwards, Olivia Miller, Stuart Ervin, and Robert Eugene Cartnal II; a brother: Larry (Alice) Childers of Flora; a sister: Rosemary Elmore of Newton; a sister-in-law: Joyce Childers of Colorado; and several nieces and nephews.

      He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother: Charles Curtis Childers; and a sister: Norma Jane Henson.

      Private family services will be held.  Interment in Elmwood Cemetery will take place with the presentation of military funeral honors.  Arrangements are by Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to Flora First United Methodist Church and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:     


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Rich Book

July 28th

I am very sorry for your loss if there is anything I can do to help in any way just let me know. I dated Laura in the '70's and he and his wife always made me feel like part of the family. if you need somebody to talk to or a shoulder to cry on don't hesitate to call on me

Jacquie Cooper

July 27th

Beverly I'm so sorry for the loss of Robert. I really enjoyed taking care of him. Hugs and prayers for you and the family. Jacquie Cooper

Bill and Robin Atwood

July 27th

We are sorry for your loss.

Rhesa Eckelberry

July 27th

Dear Beverly, Larry,Alice , Randy & all family. I'm so sorry for your loss. It's truly Heaven's gain. Now him & my brother Joe Robert can swap tales all they want.

Laura Mae Childers Ervin

July 27th

Dad, you will be very much missed by me and Stuart and all my grandchildren. I'll always remember how you taught me to love the Lord and to love everyone. I was very sorry about your passing and I love you very much and will always treasure the times we traveled as a kid and all the talks we had when I was young. I am so sorry mom for your loss and I loved dad very much. Love, your daughter, Laura Mae P.S. I will always be the apple of his eye.

Pam Sehie Williams

July 27th

So sorry to hear of your father's passing. My prayers are with you all.

John and Judy Lusk

July 27th

so sorry to hear about Bob. I remember the good times we had in lodge. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sandy Smith

July 27th

My sincere sympathy to all of the Childers family. May God wrap his loving arms around all of you!

Edith Childers Edwards

July 28th

To the Best Dad any daughter could ever pray for in life. Thank-you, Dad for all you have done for your family through the years. I feel blessed to have had you as my father on earth during my 66 years. I will always be your first daughter, child, and your Edie! Rest in Peace, Daddy!

Glenda Oliver

July 28th

Beverly sending sincere condolences for you and your family. Thoughts and prayers!

Norma Clarner

July 28th

I am so sorry to hear and read this , I didn’t realize Bob was that bad off , so sad and my prayers are with you all . All of the class members up there will be able to have Sunday school now that the teachers there

Mary Anne

July 28th

It was a pleasure to spend time with him and Beverly. He would tell me how much he appreciated me being there to help him. He was always happy to get his coffee with cream and I loved watching him enjoy it. Thank you for allowing me into your home and making me feel a part of your family. He will definitely be missed.

Sammie Wickiser

July 28th

Edith and Tracey so very sorry. My thoughts and prayers are for the family.

Leon & GLenda Sharp

July 28th

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.


July 29th

He always had a good look on life and always entertaining will be missed

Vince Guerrettaz

July 29th

Bob was simply a wonderful, kind and gentle man. I got to know him well at FUMC Bible studies. Even visited his home to help with computer. May his soul rest in peace with his Father in Heaven.

Class of '77

July 28th

Bill & Marsha (Hardin) Schwartz

July 28th

Prayers & Sympathy to all the family!!

Debbie (Glaspy) Johnson

July 29th

So sorry for the loss of your father. Prayers of comfort for your families.

Ruthie Welty

July 30th

Bob was one of my favorite customers at the post office. Always joking and just a happy person. Hugs and prayers going out to all his family, especially his wife.

Rhonda Cantrell Sanders

July 30th

I'm so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I remember him as being a kind, upstanding Christian man as well as a caring dad and husband. May God's peace and comfort be abundant to all the family. You are in my prayers.

Biff and Pam Rose

July 31st

Please know that we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with the entire family.

Henry & Barbara Gill

August 1st

To Bob’s family, we were so sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. He was such a friendly, caring and humble man. He was so proud of his family and all their accomplishments. Our sincere sympathy to Beverly and his family.

Julie L. Adams

August 1st

Bobby, So sorry for your loss. Your dad was a very kind man that always had a smile and a kind word for me when I would see him. I worked with him at the Clay County Rehab when he drove the bus there. When he found out that I had gone to school with you he was my friend for life. He will be missed.

Randy & Lori Poole

August 3rd

Thinking of you all! Prayers of peace and comfort for you.



Jerry and Mary Ellis
Jacquie Cooper
Mark Dunnigan
Randy & Lisa Hargis
Bill and Robin Atwood
Kevin hudgins
Brenda Rinehart
Micheal W. & Kristal G. Engelmeier
Larry Frost
Mike & Deb McKinney
Alan & Charlotte Hickox
Ken & Tammy Haven
Bernie and Rose Born
Rhesa Eckelberry
Dorothy Uebinger
David Bryden
Tara Race
Laura Mae Childers Ervin
Phil & Jane Henson
Jan Bryan Peterson
All 70's Reunion
Debbie King Casell
Nancy Travis
Steve King - Austin Texas
Calvin & Carletta Noll
Bruce & Robbin Dickey
John and Judy Lusk
Sandy Smith
Dave and Linda Thompson
Chuck and Martha Pearce
Diana & Greg Rutland
Galen & Neoma Gill
Don, Jane and Darren Delaney
Carla Eastberg
Debbie Yates
Ilene Jackson
Delbert & Becky Rodgers
June Payne
Edith Childers Edwards
Gloria Woolever Chambers
Myron and Gail Woomer
Ed and Donna Jones
Sarah & Jim Hayes
Reggie Cartnal
Gary and Terry Lane
Elaine Hobbs Wiles
Larry and Sue Kramer
Mary Anne Pittman
Friends from "Class of '74 Flora Township High School"
Sammie Wickiser
Norman Philli[ps
Jean Guerrettaz
bob and wanda henson
louise hickox
David Eastin & Family
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Ron and Mary Anne Ayers
Troy&Kim Welty ❤️🇺🇸💙
Gina Douthit
Leon & Glenda Sharp
Bruce & Nannette Richards
Norman and Shirley Fry Workman
Bonnie Osborne
Nancy Klobnak
Chad & Elizabeth Bayles
Norma Clarner
Glenda Cooper
Rick and Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Jerry and Ann Hearring
JoAnn Hearring
Rick and Becky Williams
Debbie (Glaspy) Johnson
Joanne Hillderbrand Rogers
Cecelia Cardascio
Linda ( Rodgers) Cammon
Clara Booth
Delberta Bowen
Gene & Betty Pieplow
Susan Schroeder Lemoine
Tina Henson Branham
Tina Henson Branham
Sally Millar
Lowell & Brenda K Showalters
Lora delaney
Shirley Cartright
Debra Blank
Brenda and Sonny Perry
Randy & Lori Poole
Delbert Crouse
Joanne Hillderbrand Rogers
Gina Martin


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