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Robert E. Oglesby

December 6, 1926 - January 19, 2015

Robert E. Oglesby, 88, of Sherman, formerly of Riverton, died at 4 a.m., Monday, January 19, 2015 at St. John’s Hospice. He was born December 6, 1926 in Springfield to Dean and Edith Frantz Oglesby. He married Audrey Reeves in 1958 and she preceded him in death in 2008.

Survivors include a daughter, Kate Panthera, of Champaign; a son, Dale Oglesby of Madison, AL; two grandchildren, Lucas and Jarrod; three brothers, James (Mary Ellen) of Rochester, Donald (Donna) and Kenneth both of Springfield; one sister-in-law, Barbara Oglesby of Petersburg and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  His parents, wife and one brother, Thomas preceded him in death.

Mr. Oglesby attended schools in Springfield and was a graduate of Springfield Junior College (now Benedictine University) and the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Champaign. He was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was a professional civil engineer and a professional land surveyor, retiring in 1995 from Auby, Oglesby and Bartolomucci Consulting Engineers.

He was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Riverton and was a former Samaritan volunteer at St. John’s Hospital. He was a member of the American Numismatic Association and was a former member of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers and the Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association.

Visitation: 5-7 p.m., Friday, January 23, 2015, at Staab Funeral Home with a prayer service at 5:30.

Lie-in-State: 10:30 -11 a.m., Saturday, January 24, 2015 at St. James Church in Riverton

Funeral Mass: 11 a.m., Saturday, January 24, 2015 at St. James Church in Riverton with Reverend Raphael Paul DeMoreno officiating.

Burial: 10 a.m., Monday, January 26, 2015 at Camp Butler National Cemetery where Sangamon County Inter-Veterans Burial Detail will conduct military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Church; Villa Health Care or St. John’s Hospice.

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, January 23, 2015

Time: 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield


1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map

Prayer Service at 5:30 pm

Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015

Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Service Information

Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015

Time: 11:00 am

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, January 26, 2015

Time: 10:00 am

Camp Butler National Cemetery


5063 Camp Butler Road, Springfield, IL, 62707

(217) 492-4070 Map

Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to St. James church; Villa Health Care or St. John’s Hospice.

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