Robert Lee Darte

Robert Lee Darte, 70, of Gillespie, passed away at Hillsboro Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Hillsboro on Monday, April 1, 2019, at 7:46 am.  He was born April 21, 1948, in Litchfield to Kennard Darte and Beulah (Chappell) Darte.  He married Pamela (Olmsted) Darte.    

He was a teacher for Southwestern Illinois College.  Robert was a veteran of the US Army.   

He is survived by his father, Kennard Darte of Mt. Clare; son, Jason Darte of Gillespie; grandchildren Connor Darte and Belle Darte; and sister, Patricia (Rickey) Rhodes of Worden. 

Robert was preceded in death by his mother and on November 3, 2017, his wife. 

Visitation was held on Thursday, April 4, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie. 

Funeral services were on Friday, April 5, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, with Pastor Jared DePoppe officiating. 

Burial was in Gillespie Cemetery, Gillespie. 

Memorials may be made to donor’s choice. 

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Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL, is in charge of the arrangements.