Robert "Bob" Civey

January 23, 1942 ~ August 22, 2023

Born in: St. Louis, MO
Resided in: Bonne Terre, MO

Bob Civey, 81, of Bonne Terre, passed away August 22, 2023, at Meadowbrook in Pilot Knob. He was born the eldest son of Arthur “Paul” and Effie Laura (Williams) Civey, in St. Louis, January 23, 1942. Bob graduated from Valley High School in 1960 and continued his education at St. Louis University, graduating with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He spent his career educating students at Mineral Area College until his retirement. In his spare time, you could have found Bob at Donelson’s Cycles selling motorcycles. Motorcycling was something he enjoyed doing, as well as attending his grandchildren’s sporting and school events. Bob was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #12 in Caledonia.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Laura Ann Civey; grandson, Derek Scott Burch; son in-law, Victor Lee; sister, Ruth Ann Maxwell and husband Bob; brothers, John and David Civey; and two nephews, Michael and Jeffry Civey.

Bob was a loving husband to his wife of 9 years, Christine (Pettus) Civey; a father to Anita Henson and husband Brad, Jason Civey and wife Melissa; step-father to Angie Ibaviosa and husband John, Lisa Umfleet and husband Marty; adoring grandfather to Ryan Burch, Madeline Civey, Andrew Civey, Tyler (Maddi) Murphy, Landon Murphy, Romy Murphy, Devin (Cheyenne) Henson, Austin (Danielle) Lee, Madi Lee, Morgan (Austin) Brandon, Molly (Ian) Smith, Noah Umfleet, Nora Umfleet; and six great-grandchildren; one brother, Rev. George Civey; many nieces, nephews and dear friends also survive.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Saturday, September 2, 2023, from 10:00 AM until funeral time of 12:30 PM, with Rev. Randy Murphy officiating. Interment will follow at Primrose Baptist Cemetery in Bonne Terre. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorials to be directed to Primrose Cemetery Fund in honor of Bob’s memory.


Visitation: Saturday, September 2, 2023
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

C.Z. Boyer & Son - Desloge
1116 N Desloge Dr.
Desloge, Missouri 63601

Funeral Service: Saturday, September 2, 2023
12:30 pm

C.Z. Boyer & Son - Desloge
1116 N Desloge Dr.
Desloge, Missouri 63601

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Robert "Bob" Civey 's name.

Primrose Baptist Cemetery Fund

9308 Hwy E

Bonne Terre,



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  1. Candle 2Known you for a long time Bob,went to
    School with. David ,knowed you mom
    And Dad.Ed Hull was my Grandpa.will miss

  2. I’ve know you Bob since I was a kid. Now at 65 I’m going to miss you, your funny sense of humor, and visiting with you and talking about the old days.

  3. Candle 5I worked with Bob at MAC from his first semester to our mutual retirements. I was Dept. Chairman for 21 years and never had a disagreement between us. He had the rare ability of being able to talk to any student (and me) and help them in class and beyond. He was one of an outstanding group of teachers who strengthened MAC as it evolved from Flat River Junior College to Mineral Area College.

  4. I worked with Bob at Donelson’s Cycles and also knew him as a friend, and I will always think of him as my friend, and a great guy. Bob was always funny and cracking a joke, and enjoying life. God Speed my friend, and I hope you are riding a motorcycle up there in heaven. David Bailey

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