Robert Eldon Evans







Robert Eldon Evans

Robert Eldon Evans, 86, of Virden, IL passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at his home.

Bob was born December 29, 1932 in Thayer, a son of James and Anna Mae (Tomasko) Evans.  He graduated from Virden High School, served in the Korean War, and retired from C.I P.S.  He loved spending time with his family and raising Black Angus cattle.

Bob was a member of the American Angus Association, a 4-H leader, served on the Virden Township Board, was a Virden Fire Department Trustee and carried the 1968 Olympic Torch 2 miles in lineman’s boots on Route 66.

Bob is survived by his wife, Joellen (McMullin); 4 children, 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Private family services will be Monday January 28, 2019 at Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home Virden, IL. Rev. Charles Kurfman officiating. Pallbearers: Sons and Grandchildren. Honorary Pallbearers: Great Grandchildren. Burial will be in Virden Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Virden Fire Department or to your favorite charity.  Please visit: to leave a comment for the family.

14 thoughts on “Robert Eldon Evans

  1. Condolences to the Evans Family,
    So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort through fond memories and happier time. May you also find comfort through the promises God gives.
    In the Bible it assures us of a hopeful future. Revelations 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Psalms 37:29. He even tells us to pour our hearts out to Him because he cares for us at 1Peter5:7.
    Hope you gain peace and strength to endure. 2Thessalonians2:16,17.

  2. Scott and family,
    I was saddened upon returning from vacation and seeing the passing of your father. The family of Bob Evans is in my thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless,
    Alan Steinacher

  3. Joellen, Brad, Jane, Robbin and Scott. I was saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. I will miss our banter at the elevator where he called me son and I called him Dad. He will be missed by all who knew him. God bless you all and Rest in Peace Bob.

  4. You are loved! We have treasured and enjoyed the support of your father and mother and family during all our Rochester Rocket football days…and what memorable , fun days they were! Your dad LOVED every second and rightly so…. great family to take pride in!

  5. JoEllyn, So sorry to learn about Bob’s passing. I have some funny memories of Bob including the time he said he used his famous name to get a hotel room when the hotel said they were full. Thinking of you and your family.

  6. Jo Ellyn & family,

    So sorry to hear of Bob’s death. I have so many wonderful memories with both of you in it from my early years in Virden. Thinking of you and your family.

    Love from Arizona

    Denise Copelin Carlson

  7. JoEllen and family, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May your memories bring you comfort in the days to come.

  8. Joellen, Brad, and all, We are sorry to see such a good neighbor and friend pass on. Bob was always a pleasure to greet and would always try to do more than his share of neighboring. All we farmers will miss his sharp wit and kidding at the elevator. May you feel God’s Peace and Comfort as you remember the good times.

  9. What a great man…always had a story to share whether it was about his family or a trip that he went on with my dad. I always enjoyed running into him when I came home to visit my mom. Please know I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers.

    Amy (James) Eighner

  10. Family of Bob Evans

    My heartfelt sympathy to the entire family. Mr. Evans was such a gentleman.

    You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Carole S. Hunter-Aubrey

  11. Bob and Jo Ellyn are some of the nicest people I ever had the privilege of meeting. God bless this entire special family. Rest In Peace Bob, job well done.

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