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CHILLICOTHE - Robert P. Carroll, age 95, of Chillicothe, Ill., formerly of Tinley Park, Ill., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.

He was born on Jan. 23, 1918, in Chicago, Ill. He married Kathryn Lavon Stewart on Feb. 6, 1943, in Chillicothe, Ill., and later married Barbara Jane Nilsen on Dec. 4, 1976, in Tinley Park, Ill.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara; a granddaughter; a stepdaughter, Kirstine; and former wife, Kathryn Carroll, mother of his five sons.

He is survived by his five sons, J. Patrick Carroll of Peoria, Ill., Stephen Carroll of Sacramento, Calif., Robert Carroll of Chillicothe, Ill., John (Ginna) Carroll of Escondido, Calif., and Daniel (Jamie) Carroll of Chillicothe, Ill.; two stepsons, William (Debbie) Nilsen and Carl Nilsen; a stepdaughter, Karen Kern; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Robert retired from the Rock Island Railroad after 49 years of service.

He will be entombed at Mount Emblem Cemetery, located at 520 E. Grand Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126, where a chapel service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at 1 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice in his name.

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home of Chillicothe is in charge of arrangements.

Robert's online memorial website may be viewed at www.hurdfamilyfunerals.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star from Sept. 7 to Sept. 8, 2013
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