Eli ‘Phonso’ Robart of Cadet, Missouri, was born April 20, 1928, a son of the late Peter and Mary Catherine (Boyer) Robart. Eli departed this life Sunday, March 24, 2019, having reached the age of 90 Years, 11 Months and 4 Days.
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Eli was united in marriage to the late Anna Marie Portell on April 27, 1948, in Cadet, Missouri.
Eli is survived by one daughter, Diane Courtois of Potosi, MO, three sons, Jim Robart of Cadet, MO, Garry Robart and wife Donna of Cadet, MO, Eddy Robart of Cadet, MO, five grandchildren, Scott and wife Michelle, Eric, Jamie and husband Jarrod, Justin and friend Ashley and Nichole, seven great grandchildren, Kaleb, Miley, Emmy, Wyatt, Owen, Brennon and Brody. In addition to his parents Eli was also preceded in death by his wife Anna Robart and by one great grandson, baby Eli Robart.
Prior to his retirement, Eli worked for the National Lead/Cimbar Company for many years. He was a member of the St. Joachim Catholic Church and was active the Parish Picnic working the Pony Rides. He enjoyed being outside and working in his garden. Some of his greatest joy was taking care of his cattle, working the hay fields and raising his chickens. He was always ready for the kids, grandchildren and friends to stop by and chat or get ready for a bar-b-que.
Eli was a very hard working man, who loved to provide for his family. He has left many words of wisdom about life for his family and friends. A kind and loving man who will forever be loved and remembered.