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Blue Funeral Home (Marion)
Wednesday June 24th, 2020

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Ronald Travelstead

Marion-Ronald Lee Travelstead, 82, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at his home.

Ronald was born on October 3, 1937 in Creal Springs to Clarence "Mutt" and Ruth (Wolfe) Travelstead.  He married Barbara Fisher on January 22, 1955 in Marion and together they shared 65 years of marriage.

Ronald was a retired coal miner.  He worked in Maintenance for Unit #2 schools.  Ronald was a member of Saline Masonic Lodge #339 of Goreville for over 50 years and Scottish Rites Masonic Bodies of Belleville. He was an avid woodworker and enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include:

Wife-Barbara Travelstead

Daughter-Debbie West

Son-Mark and Joy Travelstead

Granddaughter-Marki and Brett Anderson

Sister-Sharon and Kenny McGuire

Brother-Larry and Joyce Travelstead

Sisters in law-Shirley Fisher and Donna Fisher

Several nieces and nephews

Neighbor and great friend-Greg Haas

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Pearline Phillips; brother, Alfred Dean Travelstead and son in law, Jack West.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 11am at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Randy Jones officiating.  Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion.  Visitation will be on Wednesday from 10am until the time of service at the funeral home.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, those attending the funeral service and visitation are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and the wearing of masks is encouraged.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the funeral home.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ronald Travelstead, please visit our flower store.


Mark, sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Burl & Janet Pettigrew Jul 1 2020 1:14 PM

Barb, Mark and Joy, Sorry to here about your loss. Ron was a great guy. We will always remember the good times in 4H and fishing tournaments. He will be greatly missed.

Randy and Kim Hudson Jun 24 2020 10:38 PM

Condolences to the family. May God be with you during these sad days and may He give you comfort.

Gilbert & Kay Jackson Jun 24 2020 8:58 PM

Mark, our thoughts are with you. Praying for peace and strength during this sad time.

Jeff and Leslie Somers Jun 24 2020 11:58 AM

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

Tom and Sandy Simpson Jun 24 2020 2:19 AM

Mark, sorry for your loss.

Jerry Lindsey Jun 23 2020 7:47 PM

So sorry for your loss prayers for the family

Sherri Jun 23 2020 5:38 PM

Mark I'm so sorry for your loss sending Prayers to and your family may God Bless you!!!

Sloane Menzie Payne Jun 23 2020 4:36 AM

Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time and in the coming days. Much love to all of you!

Mark and Sheila Fisher Jun 23 2020 3:44 AM

Sorry for your loss my friend May God be with you and your family at this time.

Jeff Slater Jun 22 2020 8:13 PM

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