James ‘Robin’ Hoyle

James ‘Robin’ Hoyle

James “Robin” Hoyle, 75, of Anna, died Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at his home. 

He was born on Dec. 18, 1948, in Anna, the son of Robert E. and Leota D. Hartline Hoyle. 

He married Susan Koesterer Keys on Dec. 10, 2016, in Mascoutah. He and Susan shared a true love story, dating for three years while in college before losing touch. Fifty years later, they found one another and picked up right where they left off. 

Robin is is survived by his wife, Susan Hoyle of Anna; Susan’s sons, Matthew (Beth) Keys and Kevin Keys, all of Columbus, Ohio; grandson Morrison Keys of Columbus, Ohio; an aunt, Lou Ann Hartline of Cobden; nephews Steve (Lisa) Hartline of Anna and Danny (Charlotte) Hartline of Cobden; other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Cynthia Hoyle; and two nephews, Robert Hoyle and David Hartline.

He attended Cobden High School, graduating in 1967. He was a member of the Appleknockers basketball team. He was a talented and accomplished musician, playing many instruments, such as guitar, harmonica and dulcimer, just to name a few. He loved bluegrass music and the History Channel.

He will be remembered by many as custodian and bus driver for Anna Junior High and elementary schools. He loved a good joke and was an amazing storyteller.

Graveside funeral services for Robin Hoyle will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at the Anna Cemetery, with Father Uriel Salamanca officiating. Interment will follow. Those attending are asked to go directly to the cemetery. 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.     

To visit his memorial page and to leave online condolences for his family, visit the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home website at rendlemanhilemanfh.com.

The Gazette-Democrat

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