Kathryn Robinson


BRYAN -- Kathryn L. (Davis) Robinson, 99, passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2014, in her home with her family at her side.

A lifelong Williams County resident, Kathryn was born May 27, 1914, in Williams County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Wesley and Lula (Jolly) Davis. She married Howard E. Robinson on March 29, 1932, in Des Plaines, Illinois, and he preceded her in death on May 4, 1992. Kathryn was a well-known seamstress for over 60 years. An individual to never allow the grass to grow under her feet, she was always busy, whether she was mending or tailoring people's clothing, crocheting or making clothing for toy babies. She also worked alongside her husband and boys in operating the former Sohio Gas Station in Edgerton, the former Sinclair Gas Station as well as the Pure-Union 76 Gas Station in Bryan. She also drove bus for Edgerton Schools as well as Bryan City Schools and the last 17 years, drove for Quadco. She was a member of the Bryan First Church of Christ, where she was active in the Mary-Martha Circle as well as the Senior Saints. She enjoyed the Wednesday evening concerts by the Bryan City Band up on the town square.

Surviving are her two children, Keith Robinson of Defiance and Deann K. (Kim) Lucas Beson of Flagstaff, Arizona; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Howard; son Harley; one brother, Lloyd Davis; and one sister, Donna Crites.

Visitation for Kathryn L. Robinson will be held Tuesday, February 11, 2014, from 2-8 p.m. in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home-Greenisen Chapel, 225 East High Street, Bryan, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014, with Pastors Dean Phillips and Larry Snavely officiating. Interment will follow in Shiffler Cemetery, Bryan.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to the Woodburn Christian Children's Home, 24902 Notestine Road, Woodburn, Indiana 46797; the Bryan First Church of Christ, 129 North Walnut Street, Bryan, Ohio 43506; or to Community Health Partners Hospice, 127 Blakeslee Avenue, Bryan, Ohio 43506. Condolences and expressions of sympathy and your memories of Kathryn may be sent to the family at www.oberlinturnbull.com.

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