Robert L. Edler

Born: Sun., Sep. 19, 1937
Died: Fri., Mar. 13, 2020

Graveside Service


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Mar. 17, 2020
Location: Hill Funeral Home

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Robert L. Edler

    Robert L. Edler, 82, of Chillicothe, entered into Heaven on March 13, 2020 at his residence after a brief illness. He was born on September 19, 1937, in Chillicothe, the son of the late Robert W. and Garnette Vivian (Irwin) Edler. On March 20, 1959, he united in marriage to his loving wife, Mary Lou (Ritchie) Edler, who survives.

    Robert is also survived by his daughter, Tammy (Kelly) Irwin; grandsons, Andrew Davis and Christopher (Samantha) Davis; great-grandchildren, Lucas and Lydia Davis; siblings, Rick (Judy) Edler and Roger (Barb) Edler; and numerous other special family members and friends whom he cherished.

   In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his great-grandson, Gabriel Ray Davis; step-mother, Wanda Edler; and his life mentor, Gilbert Royalty. He was a 1955 graduate of Centralia High School and retired from Columbia Gas in 1992 after 36 years of service. Robert thoroughly enjoyed raising New Zealand white rabbits for 4 - H children for many years.

    Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 17 from 4 - 7 p.m. at the HILL FUNERAL HOME, Kingston.  A private graveside service will take place in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Kingston. Condolences can be made on Robert’s online guest registry at

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Matt Morton
   Posted Sun March 15, 2020
Sending our condolences to Bobby’s family. He was a great man and friend to generations of our family - and an Orr Road neighbor! Thinking of Andrew, Chris, Tammy, and Mary Lou.

Donna Reutinger
   Posted Sun March 15, 2020
So Sorry to heard of your loss. Prayers sent your way.

Colleen Robinette-Rife
   Posted Mon March 16, 2020
So Sorry for your loss, Bob worked with my dad for many years I will always remember his smiling face.

Colleen Robinette-Rife
"Joe's daughter"

Gina Davis
   Posted Tue March 17, 2020
Mary Lou Tammy Kelly Chris Andrew and families.
it saddens us to loses the man that was Mikes big brother his mentor and neighbor thanks for sharing him all these years a great man memories my fondness memories are of our coffee during neighbor who came up every mornings for years while able. And sharing his love of chickens with Jenna. 🙏💚 Mike Gina Jenna Kevin and Elaynna

Forrest & MaryLou Coey
   Posted Tue March 17, 2020
A great neighbor and friend. You will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers a re with you, MaryLou and your family. Forrest & MaryLou

Tammy Thornton
   Posted Tue March 17, 2020
Tammy and family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your precious Dad. Sending prayers for peace and love to you all. May you find strength and comfort in the love of family and friends during this difficult time.

Sherry Streitenberger
   Posted Tue March 17, 2020
Sending love and Prayers for Mary Lou & Tammy! So very sorry for the loss of our wonderful friend "Bobby"... So many happy memories ..So very sorry. Love Sherry and Mark Streitenberger.

Rachel Davis Hood
   Posted Tue March 17, 2020
So sorry to hear about your loss. Tammy, Andrew, and Chris you are all in my thoughts.

Janna Amole
   Posted Thu March 26, 2020
MaryLou and family,
I was so very sorry to hear of your loss. Bob was a special person always with a story and a smile. My John will welcome him to Gods kingdom. My prayers are with you all. With Love
Janna Amole

Zane Trace/Kingston/Centralia Alumni Association
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
On behalf of the Alumni Associaciation, please accept our condolences. Celia was a proud member of the Centralia Class of 1955 and will be fondly remembered by many and sadly missed by all.

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