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James Robert DeVore

March 24, 1918 May 4, 2016
James Robert DeVore
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James “Bob” Robert DeVore, 98, of Peoria passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Rosewood in Peoria. He was born March 24, 1918 in Lexington, IL to Raleigh Edgar and Myrtle Sarah Turnipseed DeVore. He married M. Susan “Sue” McClure February 1, 1941 in Peoria; she preceded him in death October 20, 1991. He was also preceded in death by his parents; brother, Walter DeVore and sister, Dorris Oliver. He is survived by his sons, James Robert DeVore Jr., W. Dustin (Mariann) DeVore; daughter, Rebecca S. (Joseph) Atkinson; grandchildren, David, Tim, Kathy and Ric DeVore, Jerry and Adam DeVore, Jessica (Tyler) Chase and Jennifer Atkinson; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Bob served in the U.S. Army during WWII and received the Bronze Star. He was a diehard Cub fan and loved being outdoors and fishing. Cremation has been accorded and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Private graveside services will be held.

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