Robert L. Rovey, 70


Robert Lee "Bob" Rovey, 70, of Farmersville, died on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 at St. John's Hospice in Springfield.

  Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Girard. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the funeral home with the Rev. Marty Nagel officiating. Masks are required for both the visitation and the service. Burial will take place in Rovey Cemetery, Farmersville.

Mr. Rovey was born on May 9, 1951, the son of Vernon E. and Doris L. (Herter) Rovey. He attended Trinity Lutheran School in Springfield, graduated from Lincolnwood High School in Raymond in 1969, and attended Lincoln Land Community College.

He married Margaret E. Watson on Jan. 7, 1978 in Farmersville, and she survives.

He was a lifetime farmer and had also been a truck driver for Edgar Greenwalt, Earl Sorrells, and Reuben Smith.  He had served as a trustee for the Village of Farmersville and at the time of his death was serving on the Rovey Cemetery Board. He was an avid reader, enjoyed guns and attending live auctions.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son Kevin (Gretchen) Rovey; seven grandchildren, Korbin Rovey, Kaiya Rovey Fiers, Grayson Rovey, Kenden Rovey, Easton Rovey, Kolton Rovey, and Aleigha Gomez; a sister, Mary (Bill) Hornbeck of Florida; a cousin, Jane Crouch; his aunt, Ginny Wendling, and uncle, Mart Herter; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Kent Robert Rovey; his in-laws, Marion and Suzanne Watson; two brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law.

Memorials are suggested to the Farmersville-Waggoner Library. Online condolences can be given at


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