Roberta "Bobbie" Eileen Kumpf

11 décembre 193028 mai 2021
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PEKIN ~ Roberta “Bobbie” Eileen Kumpf, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 10 p.m. Friday, May 28, 2021 at Pekin Manor.

Born December 11, 1930 in Pekin to James Lang and Eva Viola (Peplow) Bowman, Sr., she married Richard George Kumpf on December 3, 1950 in Pekin.

Surviving are her husband of 70 years; three daughters, Cindy (Charles) Johnson of Loudon, Tennessee, Becky (Brad) VonDerHeide of Pekin and Connie (Paul) Eames of South Berwick, Maine; seven grandchildren, Penny (Stephen) Wilkinson, Tanya (Scott) Hoskins, Jenny (Justin) Yancey, Elizabeth (Brad) Zimmerman, Jim Conway, Jason (Sara) Eames and Richard (Jodi) Eames; 14 great-grandchildren and one brother, Darrell Bowman of Pekin.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Ronnie Bowman and James Bowman, Jr. A homemaker, Bobbie had worked at Farmers Auto Insurance from 1948 to 1951.

A God loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Bobbie enjoyed family times, crafting, cooking and making floral arrangements and mints for her grandchildren’s weddings.

Bobbie was a member of Pekin First Church of the Nazarene and was a former member of Pekin Bible Church. There she had served as Sunday School Superintendent, past president of Mary Martha Circle and assistant Youth Leader.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 7, 2021 at Pekin First Church of the Nazarene. Rev. W. Lloyd Brock will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

The family would like to thank the staff at Pekin Manor for their loving care of their Mom. Memorial contributions may be made to Pekin First Church of the Nazarene, 3514 Broadway Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com


  • Visitation

    lundi, 7 juin , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    lundi, 7 juin , 2021


Roberta "Bobbie" Eileen Kumpf


Penny Wilkinson

8 juin , 2021

Grandma Bobbie, I miss you so much already. There is comfort knowing you've been promoted to heaven. I can only imagine how thrilled Jesus is to have you! I know we were beyond blessed to have you here on earth. You've been such a huge influence in my life, and so, so many others. What an impact you have had for Christ's kingdom! I couldn't have asked for a better grandma. For now I will treasure the memories all the while looking forward to those big hugs and squishy kisses when we meet again!

Steve and Kim Singley

8 juin , 2021

May you find peace and comfort in our Lord Jesus Christ. So sorry for your loss.

Jodi Eames

7 juin , 2021

Grandma Bobbie, I will never forget you! I didn’t get to meet you as many times as I would have liked, but will cherish the memories of the times I did spend with you! You were always smiling and laughing! I’m so glad our children got to meet you as well! We have a cardinal lover on our hands here, and I believe it is thanks to you. Whenever I see one, you will come to mind!! I love you, and thank you for welcoming me into the extended family so warmly! I will never forget you!!

Cindy Johnson

6 juin , 2021

Mom, I miss you and will for the rest of my life, but there is such a peace that we get from God knowing you are with Him. No more pain and I can only imagine the reunions with family and friends who have gone before. My sisters and I are so blessed that God gave you to us as our loving Mother to teach us and lead us as we grew up. You always listened and encouraged us through problems and decisions we had to make in life. We always knew how much you loved family and will always treasure the memories of seeing your face light up when you saw your grandchildren and great grandchildren. Love you so much and know we will see you again someday when the Lord calls us home.

Cynthia Xanos

5 juin , 2021

My deepest sympathy to the Kumpf family. I have a lot of good memories of Roberta, Richard and the girls coming into my parent's restaurant Andy's Drive-In on 8th and Willow St. I watched the girls grow up into lovely young ladies. Roberta had a smile that would light up a room. Heaven received a beautiful angel. May her memory be eternal.

Liz Zimmerman

4 juin , 2021

My grandma Bobbie was the sweetest woman who loved her family so much. I remember playing softball as an adult and watching her walking to the diamond with her walker to get to see me play. She didn’t want to miss out and I loved her heart. No matter how difficult it was for her or how much pain she was in, she wanted so bad to be part of our lives. I will love her and miss her until we meet again. Love you grandma! ❤️

Becky VonDerHeide

4 juin , 2021

I love you, Mom, and thank God for you always. You and Dad showed me how to be Jesus to those God placed in my path. The legacy of love you have left behind will live forever in your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren...that love is more precious than gold. You touched the hearts of so many in your 90 years; to know you was to love you. Miss you...look forward to the day I get to see you again!

Richard Eames

2 juin , 2021

Grandma, I’m sad you are no longer with us but there is peace in my heart knowing you will be there to greet me when my time comes. Thank you for your love for Jesus that has spread to generations, your reward must be great!
I love you grandma, and always think of you when I see cardinals. You were the best grandmother anyone could ask for; I treasure the memories! I don’t know about Jenny, but I still won’t eat red mints lol!
I love you grandma and will miss you until I get to see you again!

Amy Willis

1 juin , 2021

You were such a special person in my life.
Always full of love, warmth, and kindness.
I'll be forever grateful to have been blessed enough to have someone like you in my life.
The love and care you had for me and my family means so much more than words can express.
You are greatly missed.
You'll always be my Grandma Bobbie❤
I love you ❤❤

Karen Willis

1 juin , 2021

Christian mentor, encourager, advisor, prayer warrior, "Grandma Bobbie" to my girls, "my second mom", friend. All these things you were to me, Bobbie. I am so thankful and blessed God brought you into my life. You have taught me, in so many ways, what a true Christian woman looks like. I'm grateful for everything I've learned from you and your example. We've shared many laughs and tears, through the years. You were a part of every major life event of mine. It saddens me that I'll not be able to share anymore with you in this life. It's comforting knowing that you are safely home with Jesus, and seeing those you love who have gone before. My sweet friend, I know until that glorious day I see you again, I'll carry your memory in my heart I love you.
Karen ❤