Bobby Gene Doan (73) of Arthur


Published on January 8 2019 10:36 am

Bobby Gene Doan, 73, of Arthur, died at 10:21 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 2019 at OSF Sacred Heart of Mary Medical Center, Urbana.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 12 at the Arthur United Methodist Church, 128 E. Illinois Street, with Rev. Bruce Weiman officiating. Burial will follow in the Cerro Gordo Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Friday and also from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Saturday, all at the church. Shrader Funeral Home, 431 S. Vine Street, Arthur, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Bobby was born July 5, 1945 in El Paso, Texas, the son of Robert and Florence Green Doan. He married Arlone Albert in Oakley on February 13, 1993.

Surviving are his wife, Arlone Doan of Arthur; 2 sons, Paul (Kara) Doan of Plainfield; Mark (Sharon) Doan of Effingham; 4 grandchildren, Haley Doan, Josephine Hayes, Madeline Doan, Jacob Doan; 2 stepdaughters, Nichole Minard and Sarah Gibbons of Bethany; 5 step grandchildren, Savannah Gibbons, Quintin Gibbons, Emma Minard, Colin Gibbons, Kyler Lawrence Gibbons; sister, Karen Sue (Robert) Phillips of Claremont; 2 brothers, Lonnie (Roberta) Doan of Denton, Texas; Rick (Marilee) Doan of Taylorville.

Bobby graduated from the University of Illinois with a M.S. in Education and was involved in many school systems for 35 years. He taught, coached, or served as Athletic Director in these area schools: Noble, Arthur, Pontiac, Sullivan, Tolono, and was in the administration at Bethany, Bement, and Villa Grove. He was a member of the Illinois Principal’s Association where he served on the Governors Board from 1993-2001. After retiring he drove a milk truck for Larry Kauffman; was involved with the Arthur Area Economic Development Corporation; served as the Bourbon Twp. Tax Assessor; and owned “Second Chance Wood.”

Bobby was a member of the Arthur United Methodist Church where he was active in the Methodist Men’s group and served as the church treasurer. He also was a member of the fund-raising expansion committee. He was past president of the Illini Quarterback Club; former Rotarian; was a founding member of the Illinois Amish Heritage Center Board; and a member of the East Central Illinois Development Corporation.

Memorials are suggested to the Arthur United Methodist Church Community Meal or the Illinois Amish Heritage Center.

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