Robert Colborn Sr.

Oct 10th, 1939 - Feb 6th, 2018


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Thu, Feb. 15th, 2018 5pm-7pm


St Jospeh’s Catholic Cemetery

Fri, Feb. 16th, 2018 12pm

Robert Colborn Sr.


Robert Joseph Colborn, Sr., 78, of Marion, IL passed away Monday, February 5, 2018. He was born on October 10, 1939 in Olney IL, the son of Joseph and Ruth (Thompson) Colborn.

He graduated from Mt. Carmel High School in 1957 and attended Lockyear’s Business College in Evansville, IN. During his career, he owned and operated various businesses in Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Ruth Colborn and by his daughter, Melissa (Colborn) Monk. Surviving him are, his son Robert Colborn, Jr. and girlfriend Machelle Lyell, his son-in-law Tony Monk, his brother Ron Colborn and wife Rose, nieces and nephew and many close cousins.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 15th from 5pm to 7pm at Blue Funeral Home in Marion, IL. Burial will be Friday, February 16th at 12 noon at St. Joseph Cemetery in Olney, IL.

4 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Ruthie

    From: O’Fallon, Illinois

    Date: February 13, 2018

    My heart is with you in your time of sorrow. My deepest sympathy for you.

  • Guest: Dee Jenkins

    From: Cookeville , Tennessee

    Date: February 13, 2018

    Bob was a wonderful cousin. We shared a lot of good times, and memories. May the angels watch over him, and may Bob Jr. , Machelle, Tony, Ron, and Rose treasure their memories of Bob.

  • Guest: Jack Emmons

    From: Mt. Carmel, Illinois

    Date: February 13, 2018

    I am sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. My sympathy goes to all of the family and friends of Bob. Bob and I were roommates in college and shared many a good time.
    RIP my great friend.

  • Guest: William R Wolf

    From: MOUNT CARMEL, Illinois

    Date: February 20, 2018

    I’m sorry to learn of Bob’s death, and am sending my deepest sympathy to his son, Bob, and any other relations. I knew his Dad, Joe, and know his son, Bob, who is a friend of my son, Bob. Bob operated a Beauty school here in Mt. Carmel. His brother, Joe, was the Pontiac dealer here in Mt, Carmel, at one time. After they moved to Marion, I understand that he had several Western Steak House franchises. I will pray for his soul.