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Robin Dee McElfresh

May 7, 1961June 3, 2020

Robin Dee McElfresh, 59, of Peoria, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria. She was born on May 7, 1961 in Avon, Illinois to Emile Theodore and Gloria Jean (Poff) Paquin. She married James I McElfresh on September 1, 2007 in Peoria, Illinois. Robin is survived by her husband, James; two children, Terra Duhs of Bartonville, Illinois and Timothy Duhs of Canton, Illinois; two step daughters, Kara (Josh) Hamilton of Bartonville, Illinois and Jenna(Jeremy) Hamilton of Washington, Illinois; seven grandchildren, Alissa, Cody, Katelyn, Cash, Anika, Nora and Saige and 2 great grandchildren; eight siblings, Kari (John) Stout of Peoria Heights, Illinois, Robert Kendall of New Windsor, Illinois, Debra Townsend of North Pekin, Illinois, Rick Paquin of Canton, Illinois, Ron Paquin of Marshall, Minnesota, Lori (Mario) Jordan of Gainesville, Georgia, David Paquin of Marion, Indiana and Ted (Karla) Paquin of Ft. Myers, Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Robin worked earlier as a Respiratory Therapist for several years in the Galesburg area. She enjoyed camping and traveling to Florida during the winters. She loved spending time with her family and her dog, “Avery”.

Private family services will be held and cremation rites will be accorded. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Davison Fulton Bartonville Chapel is handling arrangements. You may create an online condolence at www.davison-fultonbartonvillechapel.com.


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    Tuesday, June 9, 2020


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Pam Segal

June 7, 2020

Jimmy and family. Rusty and I I want to express our sympathies . We’ve been gone for many years and I didn’t get to meet her but I heard she was really special. Thinking of you through this tough time.

Virginia Walsh

June 7, 2020

Dear Jimmy and Family, So very sorry for the sudden loss of Robin. We did not know each other a long time but will miss her spirit and spunk, her warmth and humor. We were looking forward to having you both here more often. She will missed. Our hearts go out to you and your family.
Love and Prayers, Jenny

Lisa Jones

June 6, 2020

Jim & family, I am so very sorry . Although I only met Robin a couple times it’s obvious from these memories she was a loving wife and mother. I followed her pictures from Florida earlier this year where you were having a great time with life long friends. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen Cunningham

June 6, 2020

Robin and I have been friends for 50 yrs. I practically lived with her, mom and Lori. We have kept in touch all these years and my heart is broken. I love you my dear friend...thank you jimmy for making her life complete...see you on the other side🌹💋

Jill Hallstrom

June 5, 2020

We are so very sorry for your loss. Robin loved the great outdoors. Robin and Jimmy searched for adventure frienships laughter and joy. They are a team! Robin will be missed. Rest in Gods love my friend. God Bless and Run in the Wind and the Sunflowers!

Lisa Coates

June 5, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Robin at Proctor. She was a gifted therapist and always had a way of reassuring her patients. We had some good laughs too:) peace to your family♥️

Larry Graves

June 5, 2020

So Sorry to hear this, Robin and Jim were always kind to me and Jean. When I was going through my divorce, she told me, that if I ever needed anything, including a place to stay for a while, that she would welcome me. She was so kind and such a fun person. I will miss her and I'm sure anyone whose life she touched, will also. My thoughts and prayers are with you Jim and also with my good friend Bob and the rest of the family. Love you Robin, R.I.P.


June 5, 2020

Robin , Jimmy and Family:
If we remember every day that we could lose someone at any moment, we would love them more fiercely, freely and without fear - not because there is nothing to lose, but because everything can always be lost.
You were one of a kind. I was so looking forward to sharing many many memories on our lake.
You will be forever in our hearts and prayers......
Love, The W's

Vicki Hunter

June 5, 2020

To Jim and family;

There are no words I can think of to say how sad we all are. Just know we care and are very saddened by your loss of such a beautiful person.

Greg & Vicki🙏🏻💕

michelle stevens

June 5, 2020

I met Robin in Respiratory school. We instantly became friends. I spent more time with her, when our kids were younger. Robin always told it like it was. I will miss her edgy sense of humor the most. I've seen her in good and bad times. So thankful for knowing her during my life. She had a heart of gold. She will truely be missed. Love her❤