April 18, 2017


Robert Franklin Fear, 88, of Effingham, and former resident of Newton, Illinois, passed away at1:17 a.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois.


Funeral services celebrating Robert’s life will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 22, 2017, at First Baptist Church in Newton, Illinois, with Rev. Stephen Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton, Illinois, with full military rites by the Jasper Post # 20 American Legion. Visitation will be held 2 hours before the service. In loving memory of Robert, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left atwww.meyerfh.com.