Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
Elizabeth A. Robinson, 88, a resident of Fort Wayne and widow of Raymond E. Robinson, passed away at 1:48 p. m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at University Park Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. She had been in declining health for some time, and had entered the nursing home in March.
Mrs. Robinson was born on February 21, 1923 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Bernard Sidney and Florence Augusta (Smith) Ginther, and spent her formative years in Fort Wayne. She graduated from Northside High School in 1940, and was married in LaGrange on February 24, 1940 to Raymond E. Robinson.
She lived all of her adult life in Fort Wayne, and was a homemaker for most of that time. She had also worked part-time for 13 years in the mail room at Parkview Hospital.
She was a member of the Forest Park United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne, its United Methodist Women’s Deborah Circle, and Star of the East Order of the Eastern Star 514 in Fort Wayne.
Mr. Robinson preceded her in death on June 20, 1996.
The surviving relatives include her children Gary A. (Theresa) Robinson, Steven A. (Sharon) Robinson, Bruce E. Robinson, Dennis M. (Julie) Robinson, and Carol Robinson, all of Fort Wayne, Rose (Ray) Grivett of Leo, Janet L. (spouse Drew Boxberger) Robinson of Spencerville, and Patricia (partner Rose Anderson) Anderson of Bloomington; a brother Harold “Harry” (partner Janet McGowan) Ginther of Seattle, Wash; 20 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son David Terry Robinson on September 3, 1992; a daughter Diane Madrid on February 25, 1994; and by a sister Joyce A. Giles on October 17, 2001.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. on Sunday, December 4, 2011, in the Forest Park United Methodist Church, 2100 Kentucky Avenue, Fort Wayne. Pastor Brenda Ginder will officiate.
The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco on Saturday from 2 to 8 p. m., or one hour prior to the service at the church Sunday afternoon. Star of the East Order of the Eastern Star 514 will conduct memorial services at 6 p. m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Interment will be in the Eel River Cemetery, Allen County.
For those who wish, memorials may be directed to the Forest Park United Methodist Church.
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