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Obituaries

October 30, 2013

Robert Allison

EDDYVILLE — Robert Eugene “Bob” Allison, 70, of Eddyville, died the morning of Oct. 30, 2013, at his home in Eddyville.

Robert was born on April 5, 1943, in Monroe County, the son of Clarence Howard and Alpha Fay (Sefrit) Allison. Robert grew up around the Eddyville area and attended Eddyville High School.

Bob served his country in the U. S. Army. He served from November 1962 to November 1963 in the infantry. After his service, Bob worked for the city of Eddyville and then the city of Oskaloosa before moving to Georgia. Bob lived in Georgia for 18 years, working with his brother on a ranch training horses. Bob moved back to Eddyville in 2000.

On April 15, 1966, Robert and Georgia Jean Behymer were united in marriage. Bob and Georgia shared 35 years of marriage and were blessed with four children, Shawn, Travis, Lisa and Brandon. Georgia passed away on Sept. 10, 2001. On June 15, 2002, Robert and Elizabeth Ann (Jordan) Holliday were united in marriage. Bob and Elizabeth shared 11 years of marriage before Bob’s passing.

Bob enjoyed collecting and garage sales. He liked going to flea markets and fixing up antiques.

Bob is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Holliday) Allison of Eddyville; his children, Travis (Barbara) Allison, Lisa Smith and Brandon (Christi) Allison, all of Barnsville, Ga.; three stepchildren, Debra (Jeff) Vanderwilt of Oskaloosa, Pam (Earl) Behymer of Eddyville and Patty (Les) Veldhuizen of Oskaloosa; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Bob is also survived by his brother, Kenneth (Shirley) Allison of Oskaloosa; and four sisters, Evelyn Fisher of Eddyville, Phyllis Rozeboom of Eddyville, Betty (Richard) Van Loon of Eddyville and Wilma Jean (John) Williams of Eddyville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Georgia; one son, Shawn Allison; and one brother, Bill Allison.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Eddyville Funeral Chapel; Rev. Lois Williams and Pastor Dwayne Poe officiating. Burial will follow services at Pleasant Corners Cemetery of rural Eddyville.

Visitation for Bob will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the family present from 6-8 p.m.

A memorial has been established to Iowa Hospice of Oskaloosa.

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