Robert Ralls

Thursday, July 28, 2005

ANNA, Ill. -- Robert Lee Ralls, 82, of Anna died Tuesday, July 26, 2005, at Jonesboro Health Care Center in Jonesboro, Ill.

He was born May 29, 1923, in Marion, Ill., son of Martin V. and Emma George Ralls. He and Vertus Irene Goleaner were married Dec. 22, 1940, in Jackson. She died Sept. 12, 2001.

Ralls was a retired farmer. He was a member of Carroll P. Foster VFW Post 3455.

He was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include three sons, Jack Ralls of Dongola, Ill., Darrell and Dennis Ralls of Anna; a daughter, Peggy Jerrell of Anna; a sister, Virginia Burchyett of Racine, Wis.; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, three brothers, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Friends may call at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna until service time today.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, with the Rev. Joe Aldridge officiating. Burial will be in Valley Mission Cemetery near Reynoldsville, Ill.