Robert Lyle Mahan, 83, of Taylorville, passed away April 30, 2012 at 10:00am at his residence.  He was born July 14, 1928 in Owaneco the son of Dessie Elbert and Effie (Stephens) Mahan.  He married Kathryn J. Schwab on September 18, 1950 in Decatur, IL. and she preceded him in death in November, 2011.  He was a line repairman and installer for Illinois Consolidated Telephone Company, a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in France, a member of the NRA and Turkey Unlimited.

He is survived by step-sons John Hill of Bellevue, NE and David Hill of Taylorville; brothers, Kenneth Ray (Freda) Mahan of Taylorville, Ronald Gene (Gerry) Mahan of Edinburg and Richard (Jean) Mahan of Afton, OK; and sister, Shirley (LaVonne) Clark of Taylorville.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, step-daughter Patty Dishons, brother Dale Mahan and sister Helen Mahan. 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, may 2, 2012 at 11:00am at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Rev. Matthew Olson officiating.  Burial will be in Fraley Cemetery in Taylorville.  Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 10-11am at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. 

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home Taylorville.  Sign on-line guest book at

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