Bette Bounds

Bette Bounds

PHILO – Mrs. Bette A. Bounds, 78, of Philo died at 5:15 p.m. (EST) Oct. 10, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind., following a brief illness.

She was born May 28, 1934, in Robinson, a daughter of Pearl McNabb and Carrie (Partridge) McNabb. She married Robert E. Bounds on July 10, 1952. He died in 2012.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Frank, Clint and Kenneth "Jack"; and sister, Bernice.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Robert "Bob" Jr. and Marjorie "Margie" Bounds of West Chester, Ohio; a sister, Opal Campbell of Pascagoula, Miss.; a sister-in-law, Zelma McNabb of Robinson; two nieces, Shirley (Gene) Finney of Robinson and Anita (Sonny) Totts of Lawrenceville; a nephew, Richard McNabb of Robinson; two grandchildren, Kristen (Matt) Wilson and Carrie Bounds, all of Cincinnati, Ohio; and a great-grandchild, Liam McNabb Wilson of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mrs. Bounds was a homemaker and had worked at Busey Bank in Information Technology, Champaign. She was a devoted wife and mother, and supporter of University of Illinois athletics, especially basketball. She was an avid square dancer; loved the outdoors and trailer camping; and enjoyed casino gaming with her husband and sister.

Private interment of the cremated remains of Mr. Robert E. Bounds Sr. and Mrs. Bette A. Bounds will be in Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, at a later date. Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, is handling arrangements. For more obituary information go to

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