Robert Atwater

Robert AtwaterRobert Eugene “Bob” Atwater, 57, of rural Rushville died at 11:15 p.m. July 30, 2009, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

He was born Dec. 14, 1951, in Rushville, the son of Edwin and Lois Peterman Atwater. He married Norma Orr on July 1, 1971, in Rushville. She survives.

Also surviving are his mother, Lois Atwater of Rushville; one son, Roy Atwater of Rushville; one daughter, Amy (and Chad) Downs of Rushville; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He worked at Bohn Aluminum in Beardstown for 20 years and in maintenance at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb for the last 18 years.

Services were held Monday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Steve Pichaske officiating. Burial was in Rushville City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church or Rushville-Industry Junior Football League.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/5/2009