Robert Whitford

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Robert R. Whitford, 67, of Mascoutah, IL, born June 15, 1951, in Springfield, IL, died Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at his residence, with his family by his side.

Bob loved his family and friends more than anything.  He had a passion for writing poetry for many years and published two books.  He was a huge fan of politics and enjoyed discussing it, especially with his mother, Ellen.  Bob worked for ARTCO (American River Transport Company) in St. Louis, MO, for many years, retiring in 2017.

He loved everyone, and they loved him.  Bob was a devoted son, brother, uncle, and friend.  He had a heart of gold.  His favorite saying was “Whatever”.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Lewis Abbott, Jr.; his father-in-law, James Renner; two brothers, Danny Whitford and Roger Moist; and two brothers-in-law, Keith Allison and Steve Renner.

Surviving are the love of his life, Kathy “Missy” Renner;
his mother, Ellen, nee Dalpiaz, Abbott;
five sisters, Sheryl (Bill) Coston, Rita Purcell, Terrie Allison, Patty (Steve) Raynes, and Beverly (Terry) Knoth;
three brothers, Dallas (Laura) Whitford, Ronny Whitford and Brent (Andrea) Abbott;
his mother-in-law, Eileen Renner;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jim (Elaine) Renner, Michelle Renner, Dan (Kathy) Renner, Mary (Gary) Blome, and Jean (Martin) Kosydor;
and many loving, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

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


1 Comment on Robert Whitford

John Esser said : Guest Report Jul 25, 2018 at 10:59 AM

Gods speed Bob!!

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