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Robert McGinnis

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CHILLICOTHE - Robert Lee McGinnis, 85, of Chillicothe died Saturday April 6, 2013, 8:05 p.m. at Mid-West Palliative and Hospice Care, Glen View, Ill.

Private family graveside services will be held at Calvary Cemetery, Henry. Father Tom Mizeur will officiate.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation, One Intrepid Square, West 46th St. & 12th Ave., New York, NY 10036.

Robert was born on July 28, 1927, in Dunfermline, Ill., to Glen Oren and Susan (Winter) McGinnis. He married Mary Jean Rowe on Nov. 8, 1947, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Henry. She preceded him in death on Feb. 18, 2010.

Surviving are one daughter, Colleen (Bill) Burns, of Park Ridge, Ill., three grandchildren, Katie (Chad Rosenquist) Burns, Bridger (Paul Borawski) Burns, and Nora (Brian) Warens.

His parents; two brothers, Oren and Eldon McGinnis; and two sisters, Garnet Wright and Rose Miller, preceded him in death.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Henry, the Chillicothe Casting Club and The American Legion.

Robert had served his country in the United States Navy during WWII.

He was employed by General Telephone Co.

Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, Henry is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be made to www.calvertmemorial.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Apr. 8, 2013
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