VeteranMarvin Robertson

Marvin Wayne “Jim” Robertson, 88, of Rushville died at 11:50 a.m. Dec. 24, 2008, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

He was born Aug. 16, 1920, in Browning Township, Schuyler County, a son of Dwight and Bessie Stroops Robertson. He married Helen Elizabeth Hopkins on Oct. 11, 1953, in rural Rushville. She died July 10, 2008.

He also was preceded in death by two sons, Steven Wayne Robertson and James “Joe” Robertson; one daughter, Tabitha Jane Robertson; and one brother, Edmon “Cotton” Robertson.

Surviving are two daughters, Joyce Briney Foutch of Marion and Lisa Robertson McCutchan of rural Rushville; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II.

He was a lifelong farmer and worked in the construction trades.

Graveside services were held Saturday at Ridgeville Cemetery near Browning. Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of arrangements.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/31/2008