Robert M. Meadows '65


Robert "Bob" Marshall Meadows, 73, Port St. Lucie, Florida, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at Treasure Coast Hospice House in Stuart, FL.

Bob was a key member of the 1961 Collinsville High School basketball team that won the state championship and was undefeated.  He received a basketball scholarship at the University of Illinois in Champaign. He joined his Collinsville teammate Bogie Redmon '65 on the Illinois basketball team. Both Bob and Bogie were members of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

He was born September 4, 1943, in East St. Louis, the son of Marshall and Hallie (White) Meadows and was raised in Collinsville.

Bob received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois and his degree in Physical Therapy from Ohio State. He received his Master's degree from Northern Illinois University.

Bob married Pamela Ann Monnot on January 29, 1965, in Rockford. She passed away January 4, 2004. He married Robin Flanigan on September 9, 2005, in Maui, HI.

He was a Physical Therapist for 51 years, retiring in 2016. He was a longtime member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Bob loved his trips with his family to their cabin in Cable, WI and enjoyed fishing there. Bob enjoyed his 3 little dogs. Survived by his wife, Robin Meadows of Port St. Lucie, FL; son, Kevin Meadows and his wife, Dana of St. Charles and their children, Jordon, Mackenzie and Mason; daughter, Kim Schuh and her husband, Dr. William Schuh of Mahomet and their children, Jonathan, Daniel, and Sarah; stepson, Larry VanGorder and his wife, Amanda of D' Iberville, MS and their children, Tobin, Ally, and Landen; stepdaughter, Leslee VanGorder Koeppel of Port St. Lucie, FL and her daughter, Faith. Predeceased by his parents, Marshall and Hallie Meadows and a newborn brother.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 9, 2017, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Rd., Rockford. Burial in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Champaign, IL. Visitation will be from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, and from 10 a.m. until time of service on Monday. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bob's honor to: Cystic Fibrosis Institute, 2401 Ravine Way, Suite 302, Glenview, IL 60025. A Celebration of Life will be held in Florida at a later date. Share online condolences at

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