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Robert Releford

Robert H. Releford, 65, born Saturday, March 16, 1955 in Carlinville, and passed away on Friday, December 25, 2020 at Passavant Area Hospital, Jacksonville.

Bob enjoyed dancing, cooking, bar-b-quing, mostly having a good time and was always the life of the party.  He loved his family and will be missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph W. and Vera M. (nee Stahl) Releford; and his sisters, Ruth E. Releford and Jacqueline Sanneborne.

Surviving are his children, Joseph (Brittany) Releford and Mary Releford both of Jacksonville; step-son, Jeff Stolts of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Arionna, Elijah, Madysen, Joseph, Gabby, Madison, Hannah, Claire and Merick; sisters, Charlotte Taylor of Carlinville, Marilyn (Gary) Liter of Glen Carbon, and Vera “Ginger” Davis of Greenfield; brothers, William “Bud” Releford of Gerard, IL, Charles and Dennie Releford both of Carlinville, and Richard Releford of Gillespie; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Memorials may be made to the family.  Online expressions of sympathy may be made at

Private graveside services will be held.

Aebischer-Richeson Funeral Home, St. Jacob was in charge of the arrangements.

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