Robert Kelley

East Alton |

Robert “Bob” Kelley, 59, died at 12:47 p.m. Monday, September 27, 2010 at Alton Memorial Hospital.

Born November 4, 1950 in Alton, he was the son of Bill Howard and Delores (Gowins) Kelley.  He retired from Robert Sanders Waste Systems as a truck driver after 45 years of service.  He loved fishing and camping, loved his cats and was a dedicated driver who loved his job and was a wonderful husband.

On November 21, 2003 he married Christine Sanders.  She survives.  Also surviving are two sons, John Jonathan Creekpawm of East Alton and Donny Allen Loraine of Wood River, a step daughter, Addie Lee Gillson of East Alton, five grandchildren, six brothers and sisters, William (Debra) Kelley of Godfrey, Sharon (Richard) Chambers of Godfrey, Patricia (Bob) Brown of Alton, Cindy (John) Kelley of Alton, Karen Carthy of Collinsville and Doug Eason of Godfrey and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 10:00 a.m. Friday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton.  Pastor Mark Burke will officiate.

Burial will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the 5A’s Animal Shelter.

Online guestbook and information may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Gent Funeral Home

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