Robert Lafary

Robert A. Lafary, 68, of Smithfield died at 3:34 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2003, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

He was born April 11, 1934, in Bernadotte, a son of Raymond and Mary Artha Brown Lafary. He married Doris Wright on June 21, 1952, in Table Grove. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, David (and Karen) of Macomb and Doug (and Sarah) of Smithfield; one daughter, Debbie (and Pat) Baughman of Smithfield; one brother, Richard (and Charlotte) of Smithfield; two sisters, Norma (and George) Lasswell of Smithfield and Connie Pensinger of Elmwood; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

He worked for Caterpillar Inc. in East Peoria for 38 years, retiring in 1988.

He was a founding member of the Smithfield Gun Club.

He was a former volunteer fireman in Smithfield, a former Smithfield Village trustee and a former Cass Township Cemeteries trustee and caretaker.

Services were held Thursday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Cuba with Rev. Layton Malone officiating. Burial was in Baughman Cemetery in rural Smithfield.

Memorials may be made to Smithfield Church of the Nazarene or the Wesley Foundation at Western Illinois University in Macomb.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/9/2003

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