Robert Allen Root

September 5, 1963 ~ January 6, 2022 (age 58)


Robert Allen Root, 58, of Keokuk, passed away at his home on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at 4:42 AM.

Robert was born September 5, 1963, the son of Breece and Alice (Stoneking) Root in Keokuk.  Robert had worked for the carnival, had been a mechanic, over the road truck driver and had worked for the City of Keokuk.  As a child he was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout.  Robert was an avid Saints football fan and enjoyed NASCAR.  He loved to go on an el’ cruseo’ and fishing with his Mama.

Robert is survived by his parents, Breece and Alice Root; siblings, Wanda (James) Goldsmith, Deborah Root, Helen (Anderson “Jr.”) Fontenot, Jr., Shawn (Cliffton) Weaver, Bergis (Marriss Tully) Root, Rebecca Root, and Neysa (Rob) Whippy; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, William and Alma Stoneking; paternal grandparents, Frank and Ollie Root; and a niece in infancy, Candice Fontenot.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Printy Funeral Home in Warsaw with burial to follow in Oakland Cemetery in Warsaw.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Monday evening at Printy Funeral Home in Warsaw.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the funeral home for funeral expenses.  Printy Funeral Home of Warsaw is in charge of arrangements.

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January 10, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Printy Funeral Home
317 Main Street
Warsaw, IL 62379

Funeral Service
January 11, 2022

11:00 AM
Printy Funeral Home
317 Main Street
Warsaw, IL 62379

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