Robert Lee Durbin

Born: Wed., May 1, 2019
Died: Tue., May 7, 2019


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., May 17, 2019
Location: Witt United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Sat., May 18, 2019
Location: Witt United Methodist Church

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Robert Lee Durbin 90, of Witt, Illinois passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 11:08 pm. in  Hillsboro Rehab & Healthcare.

Bob the son of Walter Durbin and Thelma Redman Durbin was born May 1, 1929 in Irving, Illinois. He married Imogene M. Armentrout Octobert 20, 1949 in the Witt United Methodist Church. She passed away December 31, 2016.  He is survived by children Roberta (Duane) White of Macon, Kim (Lynnette) Durbin of Maumelle, Ark. Connie (Don) Smalley of Nokomis and Roger( Carol) Durbin of Witt, grandchildren Michael, Chris, Shannon, Brett, David, Tim, Heather, Ryan, Sammy, Kristin and Eric, great grandchildren Cody, Travis, Haliegh and Kole, great great grandchildren Collin, Hannah, Zoey, Kaleb, Landri, Avaianna, Alexander, Lucas, Jordan, Bailey and Kain, brother Ralph (Reese) Durbin of Bettendorf, Iowa and sister Kay (Toni) Ballan of Shattuc, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Imogene and brothers Harold, Kenneth and Alvin "LeRoy".

Bob was a Caterpillar retiree. a member of the Witt Lions Club, Witt Methodist Church, Lay leader in the church, Irving Masonic Lodge, Ansar Shrine, former county board member and former president of the Nokomis/Witt Ambulance board.

Funeral services will be held Saturday May 18, in the Witt United Methodist Church at 10:30 am. Burial will be in Witt Cemetery. Visitation will be in the church on Friday, May 17, from 5:00 to7:00 p.m.

Memorials suggested to the Witt lions Club and the Witt United Methodist Chuirch.

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   Posted Sat May 11, 2019
What a handsome man, Mr. Durbin was. I am very sorry that you have suffered this loss. It is hard to know just what to say when a loved one dies. Be assured that our loving Creator is aware of your loss and pain. Through His son, Christ Jesus, he has arranged to bring back to life, "all those in the memorial tombs." (John 5:28,29) At that time, Rev. 21:4 says: “And he [God] will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Please accept my condolences for the loss of your beloved father, grandpa and friend. May God's Word comfort you and your family. Sincerely, Meryl, -

Olin D and Barbara Clayton
   Posted Sat May 11, 2019
Condolences to the family of Robert L Durbin from Olin D Clayton, his wife Barbara Clayton, Andrew and Shannon Clayton and family and William and Belinda (Clayton) Snow. Donation will be made to the Witt Methodist Church from all families! Sorry for your loss!

Jean Lewis Toberman
   Posted Thu May 16, 2019
To the Durbin family, I would like to express my sympathy in the loss of your brother, Dad, and grandpa. I have known the Durbin family almost my entire life. Thelma, Walt and Kay were like my second family, home away from home. I knew Bob and Imogene and their kids from their visits to Irving. What a wonderful family you have and I am sure you are a blessing to one another in this time of grief. I pray that you are blessed with Gods peace during this difficult time. I hope I am able to attend the visitation but if I am unable please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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