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William H. "Bill" Roberts

July 25, 1928 March 12, 2019
William H. "Bill" Roberts
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Obituary for William H. "Bill" Roberts

Peoria- William H. “Bill” Roberts, age 90, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Center.

Bill was born on July 25, 1928 in Bardstown, KY, a son of Ora X. and Effie A. (Hutchins) Roberts. He married Mary “Tillie” Settles on May 20, 1947 in Bardstown. She preceded him in death in January of 1981 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by three grandchildren and one daughter-in-law.

He is survived by two daughters, Janis Schipper of Nutley, NJ and Paula (Bill) Myers of East Peoria and three sons, William H. (Nancy, decd) Roberts, Jr., of Algonquin, IL, John A. (Mary Jo) Roberts of Peoria and Jim (Carla) Roberts of Peoria. He is also survived by two brothers, Charles and George M. Roberts, and 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Bill could fix or repair anything, was active and splitting wood well in to his 80’s. His favorite pastime was spending time with his family.

A visitation will be from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church with recitation of the rosary at 6:45 PM. A Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 AM, Friday, March 15, 2019 at St. Mark’s, with a half hour prior visitation. Msgr. Brian Brownsey will officiate and burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in West Peoria.

Memorials in Bill’s name may be made to St. Mark’s Parish.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

14

Mar

5:00 PM 3/14/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/14/2019 7:00:00 PM
St. Mark Catholic Church

1113 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61606

St. Mark Catholic Church
1113 W Bradley Ave Peoria 61606 IL
United States

Visitation

Friday

15

Mar

10:00 AM 3/15/2019 10:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 3/15/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. Mark Catholic Church

1113 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61606

St. Mark Catholic Church
1113 W Bradley Ave Peoria 61606 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Friday

15

Mar

10:30 AM 3/15/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. Mark Catholic Church

1113 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61606

St. Mark Catholic Church
1113 W Bradley Ave Peoria 61606 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Mary Cemetery Final Resting Place

421 N. Sterling Ave
West Peoria, IL 61604

421 N. Sterling Ave West Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Mark Catholic Church

1113 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61606
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