Robert “Bob” Moore

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Robert “Bob” Edward Moore, 76, of Swansea, IL, born February 3, 1944, in St. Louis, MO, died Sunday, August 2, 2020, at his residence.

Bob was a certified public accountant and a founding partner of the Moore and Simonin, P.C. accounting firm. He was a longtime member of the Rotary Club and once served as its president.  For many years he was active in the Illinois CPA Society and the Southern Illinois chapter.   He took his athleticism to another level when he took up golf.  He enjoyed his days of playing golf with the men’s club at Clinton Hill and later joining St. Clair Country Club.  In his later years, he found perhaps his happiest times serving as Poppy to Lydia, Trixie Lu and Henry.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William M. and Isabella, nee Fesler, Moore; and a brother-in-law, Charley Pauli.

Surviving are his wife of nearly 56 years, Marla Kay, nee Pratt, Moore, whom he married on August 8, 1964;
a son, Scott (Michelle) Moore of Edwardsville, IL;
a daughter, Lisa (Brent) Kohlenberger of Swansea, IL;
six grandchildren, Meghan (Brett) Duncan, Mallory (Andy) Studebaker,
Mackenzie (Josh) Hasamear, and Lydia, Trixie Lu, and Henry Kohlenberger;
eight great-grandchildren, Audrey and Ella Duncan, Reagan, Maren,
Levi, and Joe Studebaker, and Isla and Drew Hasamear;
two brothers, Bill (Toni) Moore and Larry Moore;
a sister, Margaret Kuhn;
and a nephew.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, or to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, August 6, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks, will be in place upon entrance.

Funeral:  Memorial services will be held at noon Thursday, August 6, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Larry Patton officiating.

As a final act of kindness, Bob gifted his body to science.



13 Comments on Robert “Bob” Moore

Bev Haake (Haake Mfg) said : Guest Report Aug 19, 2020 at 9:22 AM

On behalf of everyone at Haake Manufacturing, I'd like to send our sympathy to Bob's family. Bob was our accountant for many years. He was always a pleasure to talk with. He had a great sense of humor, made us feel like old friends, and gave us great advice. It was also fun to see his face light up when he talked about his family! We will miss him.

  • DeSoto
  • MO
Keith Schopp said : Guest Report Aug 07, 2020 at 9:59 PM

Bob started out doing our taxes but became a friend and mentor. He was a straight shooter and fun to be with. I’m so glad to have known him and offer condolences to the family. God bless Bob.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Phil Kammann said : Guest Report Aug 06, 2020 at 10:00 AM

I'm so very sorry for your loss Scott and Michelle. I didn't know your dad personally but I know what good people you turned out to be, so that's a pretty good testament. Phil & Angela

  • Belleville
  • IL
Lisa Rolen said : Guest Report Aug 05, 2020 at 7:58 PM

My sincere condolences to the family! Bob was the auditor for BASSC for many years. I called him 007 and he called me VP. He was one of a kind and I loved hearing stories about his grandchildren.

  • Red Bud
  • Illinois
Tom Ripperda said : Guest Report Aug 05, 2020 at 3:43 PM

I got the opportunity to share a table at Rotary with Bob . He was a gentle soul. We will all miss him.

  • belleville
  • il
Pat schmierbach (Munier) said : Guest Report Aug 05, 2020 at 11:26 AM

Sending condolences for Bobs wife and family, brothers and sister. I grew up with the Moore family living next door. My sisters and I enjoyed many hours of fun.

  • Smithton
  • Il
Jim and Rosie Robinson said : Guest Report Aug 05, 2020 at 3:49 AM

Dear Marla, Scott, Lisa and family, We were deeply saddened when we read of Bob's death. We are praying for you all.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Enrico T Farinas said : Guest Report Aug 04, 2020 at 6:42 PM

I am deeply saddened by the great loss you and your family have suffered. May you find the strength you need to sustain you during the time of sorrow. Bob was a great Rotarian. we frequently shared the same table during the meeting. Again I am sorry.

  • IL
Jonathan Tallman said : Guest Report Aug 04, 2020 at 8:38 AM

On behalf of the school district in Red Bud, I'd like to pass on our deepest condolences. Bob's professionalism and expertise served the district and taxpayers extremely well for many years. On a personal note, when I was a new superintendent, learning the complicated, yet extremely important financial component of the position, he was always available, always gracious, and always spot on in his guidance. He'll be missed by our district, and especially me.

  • Red Bud
  • IL
Cindy (Van Loo) Vymola said : Guest Report Aug 04, 2020 at 8:22 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I have many great memories growing up across the street. Mr. Moore was always very kind and always smiling. Thoughts and prayers for your family.

  • Smithton
  • Illinois
Mark Oberhauser said : Guest Report Aug 04, 2020 at 8:21 AM

We are thankful for the legacy of Robert's family in the Metro East. -Metro East Fellowship of Christian Athletes

  • Fairview Heights
  • Illinois
Stacy Simonin said : Guest Report Aug 04, 2020 at 7:55 AM

Marla and Family- I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Hoping that your many memories will provide you comfort in the days ahead. Thinking of you all.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Debi Boeving said : Guest Report Aug 03, 2020 at 3:17 PM

I am so very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I had the pleasure to work with Bob when I was the Village Clerk in Smithton. He was our Auditor. He was a great guy. Straight forward as they come. The Treasurer, Marge, and I always dreaded the days when he would come and do the audit but then after he got there, we enjoyed the conversations that we had with him. He and I went to the same high school and we knew a lot of the same people.So we compared a lot of notes. I know that his family will miss him very much.

  • Smithton
  • IL

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