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LAFAYETTE - Robert Ray "Bob" Storey, 71, of LaFayette, formerly of Chillicothe, passed away at 2:10 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Robert was born Oct. 11, 1942, in Kewanee, the son of Harry and Alice Stotler Storey. He married Linda Foste on May 31, 1973, in LaFayette. She survives.

Also surviving are their children, Sally (Rob) Ramsey of Kewanee, Danielle (Marty) Selby of Wyoming, Theresa (Dana Christmas) Storey of Jacksonville, Fla., Michelle Storey of Toulon and Randy Storey of Stockton; eight grandchildren, Christopher, Kendra, Chase, Chadd, Kaylie, Kirstie, Michael and Dylan; one sister, Carol (Bob) Collins of Channahon, Ill.; two brothers, Steve (Rhonda) Storey of Wyoming and Gary (Tracy) Storey of Rochester, Ind.; and lots of extended family.

His parents and one son, Robert E. Storey, preceded him in death.

Robert was a United States Air Force veteran. He worked at Caterpillar Inc. as a factory accounting supervisor for 43 years, retiring in 2002. Robert was a member of the Alta Masonic Lodge 748 AF&AM; Peoria Consistory of the Scottish Rite, the Mohammed Temple Shrine; Kewanee Elks Lodge; Stark County Board; and the West Jersey United Methodist Church. He was the director of Rome Youth Activities in Chillicothe, and the Greater Peoria Bowling Association. He also was the director of the Mohammed Shrine Funmakers from 1986 to 1988.

Robert enjoyed golfing, and worked as a starter at Baker Golf Course in Kewanee. He loved bowling and he bowled in several leagues in Kewanee and Chillicothe. Robert was an avid Stark County football, Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs fan. He was devoted to his family and enjoyed spending time with them.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 12, 2014, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Toulon. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Toulon. Burial will be in West Jersey Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, Peoria, Robert R. Storey Memorial Scholarship Fund or Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Published in Peoria Journal Star from May 9 to May 10, 2014
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