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Register-News, Mt Vernon IL, Tues 2 May 2006 Submitted by: Janice Staples


Robert "Bob" LAUR, 87, of Ina died at 3:10 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2006, at
the Mt. Vernon Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon. Funeral services will be held
at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, at the Ina Free Will Baptist Church with the
Rev. David SHORES and the Rev. Brad RYAN officiating. Burial with military rites
by American Legion Post 141 of Mt. Vernon will be in the Kirk Cemetery in
Ina. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Johnston Funeral
Home in Ina. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Ina Free Will 
Baptist Church or to the Free Will Baptist Bible College.

Bob was born May 8, 1918, in Waltonville, the son of Joseph and Mary (BAIN) 
LAUR. On Aug. 24, 1940, he married Evelyn (COLE), and she preceded him
in death on Aug. 11, 2001. Bob was a World War II Army veteran, serving from
July 14, 1943, to Jan. 18, 1946. He was a sergeant and served in the Pacific
Theatre for 18 months. He was wounded in action and received three Bronze Stars 
and the Purple Heart. Bob retired from his job as postmaster of the Ina Post
Office. He was a longtime member of the Ina Free Will Baptist Church, where he was
the senior deacon. Over the years, he had served the church in many capacities, from 
treasurer to Sunday school superintendent to Sunday school teacher, deacon and 

Bob is survived by several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews 
and by several cousins, and by his church family, whom he dearly loved. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Evelyn LAUR; two sisters, 
Lillian HAYSE and Lou WALKER; and five brothers, Russell, Hobart, Arthur, Roy 
and Joseph.

Source: Benton Evening News, Benton IL 
Date: Tues 2 May 2006
Submitted by JoAnn McGhee 



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