OBITUARY

Robert "Bob" McManus

August 24, 1940March 10, 2018
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Robert “Bob” McManus, age 77, of Bartonville, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 11:54 a.m. at his residence.

He was born Aug. 24, 1940 in Peoria to Robert and Alvera (Kidder) McManus. He married Eula Kerley July 6, 1959 in Peoria. She survives along with one daughter, Kim (Calvin) Jones of Colorado Springs, CO, one son, Robert G. McManus of Brighton, CO, one grandson, Caden Jones of Colorado Springs, CO, and one half-sister, Joy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Randy, Alvalee, and one sister, Barbara.

Bob was a United States Navy veteran serving from 1958 to 1961. Following his time in the military he was a Journeyman Electrician for IBEW Local 34. Later he and his wife owned and operated Rosewood Lanes (Strike Town) in Pekin for 22 years.

He was a member of the AMVETS, and the Greater Peoria Bowing Association. He was inducted in both the Peoria and Pekin Bowling Hall of Fame.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday following the visitation.

Cremation rites will take place following the services. You may view Bob’s obituary online at www.davison-fultonbartonvillechapel.com

  • FAMILY

  • Robert McManus, Father
  • Alvera (Kidder) McManus, Mother
  • Eula (Kerley) McManus, Wife
  • Kim and Clavin Jones, Daughter
  • Robert G. McManus, Son
  • Caden Jones, Grandson
  • Randy and Alvalee, Brothers
  • Barbara (Sister)
  • Joy (Half-Sister)
  • Bob was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Randy and Alvalee; and one sister, Barbara.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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Tom Frazier

March 14, 2018

When Bob started at Rosewood lanes, I had the pleasure of getting to know him
as a person and a friend. As a young bowler, I learned to adapt to what was there. I have Bob to thank for that. We had many late nights when I was supposed to go to work. I always made it. Eula saw to that. The bowling community has lost one of the finest, and I have lost a friend. RIP, my friend and I wish Eula peace in Colorado.

Linda Archdale

March 13, 2018

Eula and family, I am so sorry to hear of Bobs' passing. My Rich and I enjoyed so many Friday and Saturday nights at Rosemont with Bob and you. I can still hear him on the speaker "Linda Archdale, please return to your lane, you're holding up the game!!" lol I know you will miss him greatly and my heart felt condolence and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless and be with you. Hugs, Linda Archdale

Bob Dant

March 12, 2018

Bob was a friend of mine. We have bowled together on a senior league in Pekin for several years. I signed Bob up at the North Pekin Amvets in 2000. Bob loved being a Veteran. Bob loved a good joke and his laugh will be missed. Rest in peace fellow US Navy man.

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Biography

Robert “Bob” McManus, age 77, of Bartonville, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 11:54 a.m. at his residence.

He was born Aug. 24, 1940 in Peoria to Robert and Alvera (Kidder) McManus. He married Eula Kerley July 6, 1959 in Peoria. She survives along with one daughter, Kim (Calvin) Jones of Colorado Springs, CO, one son, Robert G. McManus of Brighton, CO, one grandson, Caden Jones of Colorado Springs, CO, and one half-sister, Joy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Randy, Alvalee, and one sister, Barbara.

Bob was a United States Navy veteran serving from 1958 to 1961. Following his time in the military he was a Journeyman Electrician for IBEW Local 34. Later he and his wife owned and operated Rosewood Lanes (Strike Town) in Pekin for 22 years.

He was a member of the AMVETS, and the Greater Peoria Bowing Association. He was inducted in both the Peoria and Pekin Bowling Hall of Fame.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday following the visitation.

Cremation rites will take place following the services.
You may view Bob’s obituary online at www.davison-fultonbartonvillechapel.com