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Robert K. “Bob” Yeakley

Robert K. “Bob” Yeakley, 81, of Hammond, IL, passed away at 2:53 a.m., Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at the Sullivan Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Sullivan, IL with his wife by his side.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 11, 2023 at the St. James Catholic Church, 742 East Clay Street, Decatur, IL. Burial will follow in the Hammond Cemetery, Hammond, IL.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, February 10, 2023 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 66 East US Highway 36, Atwood, IL and 1 hour prior to the mass at the church.

Bob was born on April 6, 1941 in Taylorville, the son of Dwight K. and Isabelle Durbin Yeakley. He married Peggy Ann Owens on February 16, 1963 in Decatur. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. She survives.

Also surviving are his sons: Ken (Gayle) Yeakley of Hammond and Steve (Heidi) Yeakley of Atwood, grandchildren: Jordan (Tyler) O’Hara, Colton Yeakley and Ryan Yeakley, great-granddaughter: Alyson O’Hara and a niece and 2 nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers: Max and Larry Yeakley and sister: Maxine Pharis.

Bob and his wife owned and operated Yeakley’s Market in Hammond for 45 years before their retirement. He was a member of the St. James Catholic Church and was a former volunteer fireman for the Hammond Fire Protection District.

The family would like to send a special “Thank You” to HSHS Hospice and to the staff of Sullivan Health Care for the love and support given to Bob during his stay there.

Memorials are suggested to the Hammond Fire Protection District or Sullivan Health Care Activity Fund.

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