Robert (Bob) Maurice Drennan – Ina, IL

Robert (Bob) Maurice Drennan passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018.  Born on April 21, 1935, to Byford and Juandola (Dot) Drennan, Robert has two sisters Carole Lewis and Gloria Richardson, and one brother Wayne Drennan, all who survive.

Robert married his high school love, Frances Evelyn Kirk, on May 29, 1955, who survives.  They have two children, Mark who married Susan Bond, and Anne who married Edward Hale, and one granddaughter Hallie Drennan, who married Randy Pollard.

Robert was a lifetime member and deacon at New Hope Freewill Baptist Church.

He farmed most of his life and also worked at General Radiator, the Mt. Vernon Police Department, and the Mt. Vernon Water Department.  Through the years Robert was active in many Jefferson County programs.  He also served on the Tri-County Electric board for 12 years.  Robert was active in the Masonic Lodge, holding many positions over the years and obtaining the Certified Lodge Instructor.

Robert enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting, and bird watching.  He and Evelyn toured all of the North American states, with the exception of Hawaii, electing instead to return to Alaska by automobile.  They also loved the Canadian Maritime Provinces.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the upcoming August 26th benefit for the family of Robert and McClain Lea.  Donations can be made at the church.

A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 P.M. Sunday, August 5th at the New Hope Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. Craig Smith & Bro. Dale Burzynski officiating.

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