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BARTONVILLE ~ Robert Tracy Pudney, I of Bartonville, passed away at 10:27 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born July 9, 1958 in Peoria to Ernest and Wilma Jean (Trent) Pudney, he married Barbara Ann Whitby on March 12, 1977 in Peoria.  She preceded him in death on August 28, 2013 in Peoria.  He also was preceded in death by three brothers, Mickey Pudney, Guy Pudney and Rodney Pudney and four sisters, Marilyn Whitby-Maddox, Pamela Furlow and Shirley Whitby and Cathy Jean Pudney.

Surviving are his two sons, Jason (Tina) Pudney of Bartonville and Robert (Holly) Pudney, II of Creve Coeur; one daughter, Candice (Nicole) Pudney of Peoria; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Glenda (Larry) France of Peoria, Ranae (Louis) Nava of Creve Coeur and Kim (Todd) Bender of Bartonville; one brother, Ernest “Butch” Pudney of Pekin; and several nieces and nephews, including one very special nephew, Lester Massey of Metamora.

Mr. Pudney worked as a laborer and was a jack of all trades.

Cremation rites will be accorded.  The family will host a celebration of Robert’s life at a later date.  Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur is in charge of arrangements. 

Memorial contributions may be given to the family to help with expenses.

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