Robert Allison

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Robert L. Allison passed away in Wichita, Kansas, September 16, 2023. His wife of 52 years, Sharon, and his son, Jonathan, were at his side. Rob was born April 11, 1946, in East St. Louis, IL. He was a graduate of Belleville Township High School (West) and Southern Illinois University.

Rob’s long career in banking culminated when he served as State President-Kansas for Bank of America. During his career he served on multiple boards of directors, primarily for charitable non-profit organizations. His kindness and generosity, as well as his integrity, loyalty, and sense of humor will be remembered by all who knew him. His was a life well-lived and well-loved and his spirit is in our hearts forever.

Rob was preceded in death by his son, Matthew Allison of Wichita, KS; two brothers, Ronald and William Allison; his parents, Bert and Virginia Allison; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Walter and Aurile Johnson, all of Belleville, IL.

He is survived by wife, Sharon Allison; a son, Jonathan Allison (fiancée, Ashley Nichole Jacobs) of Wichita KS; his sister, Virginia “Ginger” and brother-in-law, Richard “Dick” Rush of Springfield IL; a brother-in-law, Thomas Johnson; a sister-in-law, Ursula Allison, both of Belleville IL; two nieces, Christine (Sergio) Barranco of Manchester MO, and Tracy (Chris) Mentzer of Swansea IL; and many cousins and great-nieces and great-nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with: Wichita Children’s Home, 7271 E. 37th St. N., Wichita, KS 67226; Nature Conservancy of Kansas, P.O. Box 4345, Topeka, KS 66604. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Saturday, September 30, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, 120 North Illinois Street, Belleville, IL

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


8 Comments on Robert Allison

Barbara Prosser said : Guest Report Oct 03, 2023 at 1:02 PM

My heart is heavy with the news. Rob lived a good life, loved his family with a fierceness, and took time to make sure one felt seen along the journey. I picture him rocking out to music with your sweet Matthew. It brings a smile to my face. Know that I carry you, Sharon, and Jonathon and all who loved Rob through this life, in my heart. ❤️

  • Saint Louis
  • MO
Jo Ann Schmisseur Kahn said : Guest Report Sep 29, 2023 at 11:12 AM

Dear Sharon, Been a long time but I have so many wonderful memories of you and Robbie and our “adventures” together. May his memories be a blessing for you and your children. Be well, my friend. Love, Jo Ann

  • Colorado Springs
  • CO
Bob and Jan Wuller said : Guest Report Sep 29, 2023 at 9:33 AM

Sharon, Our sympathy to you and your family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
terry o'leary said : Guest Report Sep 29, 2023 at 6:12 AM

Our sympathies to Sharon and Jonathon. We had a a lot of good times growing up Robbie was a great guy and we will miss him. Gone too soon.

  • belleville
  • Illinois
Thomas Johnson said : Guest Report Sep 27, 2023 at 8:04 AM

Love Ya Man, what You have accomplished is amazing. Rock On

  • Belleville
  • Il.
Thomas Johnson said : Guest Report Sep 27, 2023 at 8:01 AM

Love Ya Rob,what a smile.Miss you so much. Rock On

  • Bellville
  • IL Illinois
Ursula said : Guest Report Sep 26, 2023 at 2:11 PM

So very sad! A great guy! Love to you and Jon!

  • Belleville
  • IL
Ursula said : Guest Report Sep 26, 2023 at 2:06 PM

Beautiful obituary! Rob was a wonderful friend to many and will be missed by all!

  • Belleville
  • IL

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