Robert A. "Bob" McNally

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Robert A. "Bob" McNally, 85, passed away at 8:55 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.

Bob was born Dec. 6, 1927, in St. Louis, Mo., the son of Joseph and Hattie Luther McNally. He married Jacqueline Paglusch on Sept. 10, 1955, at Trinity Evangelical in St. Louis, Mo.

Bob graduated from Ferguson High School in St. Louis, Mo. He had a passion for baseball and played professional baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1945-1950. Prior to his retirement he worked as an accountant for the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. He enjoyed politics and was instrumental in several key elections, was past president of the Westside Democrats, and was a member of Northside Democrats. He was also a former member of the Rod & Reel Club, a past president of the Springfield Cardinals Booster Club and served as a host family for St. Louis Cardinal players and government interns.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his granddaughter, Stephanie McNally.

He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline H. McNally of Springfield; his four children: Scott R. McNally of Columbia, Mo., Kim (Chic) Eades of Tempe, Ariz., Stephen (Nelly) McNally of Waipahu, Hawaii, and Jami (Carl) Severino of Springfield; his five grandchildren: Beth Ann (Matt) Cain of Carlyle, Stephen (Melissa Kaleel) of Springfield, Kristina Marie McNally, U.S. Navy, Jacksonville, Fla., and Michael and Matthew Severino, both of Springfield; one great-grandson, Greyson Cain; and his beloved dog, Sunny.

Visitation: Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield.

Funeral Ceremony: 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

In honor of Bob and his love for the St. Louis Cardinals, the family invites you to wear your Cardinal Red.

Memorials may be made to the Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Rd., Springfield, IL 62702 or , Midwest Affiliate, Memorial and Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.

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Funeral Home

Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home
900 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 544-4646