Joseph Bohannon

Joseph Robert "Bob" Bohannon, 86, of Springfield, formerly of Ipava, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, 2004, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

He was born May 10, 1918, in Ipava, a son of Thomas G. and Josie Bohannon. He married Beulah L. Derry on Jan. 13, 1941, in Palmyra, Mo. She died Nov. 8, 2000.

He also was preceded in death by one son, Jackie.

Surviving are two sons, Robert (and Eileen) of Hinckley and Jim (and Betty) of Sullivan; one daughter, Lena Sloe of Springfield; one sister, Sarah (and Glade) Groff of Ipava; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He farmed in the Ipava area and retired from Caterpillar Inc. in Aurora.

He was a member of Ipava Masonic Lodge 213.

He also was a member of Ipava Christian Church.

Services were held Monday at his church with Rev. Leonard Leslie officiating. Burial was in Ipava Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to his church or Ipava Rescue Squad.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 5/26/2004

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