Robert "Bob" Avery

Robert "Bob" Avery, 89, formerly of Fairview Heights, IL, born Monday, March 22, 1920, in Waverly, MO, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2009 in Bradenton, FL.

Mr. Avery was a retired foreman after 35 years at Monsanto Chemical Company, Sauget, IL. He was a U.S. WWII Army veteran.

He is preceded in death by:

  • Parents: Frank and Clara nee McGee Avery
  • Sister: Helen Caldwell
He is survived by:
  • Wife of 69 years: LaVerne nee Brawley Avery of Bradenton, FL
  • Daughters
    • Carolyn Avery Tempel of Henderson, NV
    • Judith (Larry) Adams of Henderson, NV
  • Sister: Mary (Clint) Young of Falls Church VA
  • Grandchildren
    • Holly Tempel of Henderson, NV
    • Jeffrey Tempel of Henderson, NV
    • Laura (Steve) McCullen of Durham, NC
    • Kyle Adams of Henderson, NV
  • 4 Great Grandchildren
  • Many Nieces and Nephews
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Tidewell Hospice.

Visitation: Friends may call from 3 to 6pm Sunday, October 18, 2009 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm Monday, October 19, 2009 at the graveside at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, with Rev. Wilson Wickiser officiating. Interment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.