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Obituary for Robert Simer
Robert Marvin Simer, 94, of Pekin, IL passed away on Monday, March 16, 2015 at Pekin Manor. He was born in Jackson, TN on September 29, 1920 to Willie and Ethel Harris Simer. He married H. Marie Lorance on September 8, 1938. She preceded him in death after 61 years of marriage on December 11, 2000. He was also preceded in death by his parents; one grandchild and siblings, Pinkie Simer, Edward Simer, Edgar Simer, Bessie Brewer, Marthinia Budds, Laverne Simer, Jim Simer and Dorothy Lincoln. He is survived by his siblings, Hazel Sterling of Jackson, TN, S.D. "Hoover" Simer of Jackson, TN, Ethel Mae Doles of Bolivar, TN; his children, Shirley (Maloy) Norvell of Harrison, AR, Hugh (Jean) Simer of Harrison, AR, Marvin (Fauna) Simer of Vero Beach, FL, Rudy Simer of Pekin, IL, Rhonda (Thor) Carpenter of South Pekin, IL; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews who he deeply cared for. He also leaves a special group of friends from Missy’s Corner Cafe that he has met with for over 20 years. Robert served in the U.S. Navy. A funeral service will be held Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Abts Mortuary in Pekin, IL. Pastor Chuck Grogan will officiate. A visitation will be held Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Abts Mortuary from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cremation will be accorded following the services.