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Bobbie M. Tinnel

January 13, 1936 – November 11, 2017


TinnelBobbie M. Tinnel, age 81 of Monroe, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 11th at 2:57 p.m. surrounded by her family. Her passing occurred at Wellspring Lutheran Home where she had been since July.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie in state at 10 a.m. Thursday at Monroe Missionary Baptist Church where services will begin at 11 a.m. The church pastor, Rev. Roy Southerland will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born January 13, 1936 in Goin, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Evelyn (Johnson) Brewer. Bobbie married Arlie H. Tinnel on June 19, 1954 in Angola, Indiana. Arlie preceded her in death on June 22, 1986.

Bobbie was a 1954 graduate of Monroe High School and a long-time member of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church. As an insurance agent, she was employed for over 30 years with McLaughlin, Child, Steinman Insurance Agency, retiring in 1992. She enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas, Colorado, and taking cruises. She also enjoyed doing crafts and in her younger years, she loved to Square Dance.

Bobbie is survived by two sons, Alan (LeAnn) Tinnel and Marc Tinnel, both of Monroe; her longtime companion since 1989, Glenn Keck of Monroe; two step-daughters, Diane Hayes of Battle Creek and Sharon Keck of Wasilla, Alaska; two sisters, Billie (Brewer) Phillips of Temperance and Shirley (Pat) Preston of Castle Rock, Colorado; 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents and husband, Bobbie was also preceded in death by a step-son, Glenn Keck, Jr.

Memorial donations are suggested to Wellspring Lutheran Home.

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One Response to Bobbie M. Tinnel

  • Connie McLaughlin-Miley says:

    Our heartfelt condolences to your family. Bobbie was an absolute gem and faithful employee to my Dad for so many years. I always loved chatting with her when I would visit the office. Please know that she is thought of fondly and will not be forgotten.

    Love and warmest wishes,

    Connie McLaughlin-Miley

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