October 21, 2012

Josephine M. Robinson

ROYAL CENTER — Josephine M. Robinson, 93, of Royal Center passed away at 12:08 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Woodbridge Health Campus in Logansport.

Born on Oct. 4, 1919 in Monon, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary (Fulmer) Burks.  On Oct. 6, 1939 she was married to James H. Robinson by Rev. W.C. Manning in Burnettsville. Her husband preceded her in death on April 29, 1999.

Josephine was a homemaker. She was a member of Lucerne Christian Church, Boone Township Extension Homemakers and she also attended Baptist Christian Church in Royal Center. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, crafts, playing bingo and most of all spending time with her family.

Survivors include her children, James R. Robinson and wife, Karen, of Royal Center, Jerry J. Robinson and wife, Lois, of Royal Center and Jay Michael Robinson and wife, Lana, of Buckeye, Ariz.; brothers, William T. Burks of Dothan, Ala., and Charles Burks and wife, Betty, of Logansport; grandchildren, Stephanie McQuarter, Suzanne Robinson, Tony Robinson, Melissa Omari, Derek Robinson, Brock Adair, Jordan Omari and Zaid Omari; great-grandchildren, Jordan Robinson, Courtney Erickson, Whitney Erickson, Zack Robinson, Mason Robinson and Duncan Robinson; and great-great-granddaughter, Caroline Erickson.

She was also preceded in death by sisters, Ethel Rieken, Louise Smith, Margaret Kistler, Emma Sue Strasser, Mary Todd and Gladys Todd.

Services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, Royal Center Chapel, with Pastor Richard Utterback officiating. Burial will be at Ever-Rest Memorial Park, east of Logansport.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Royal Center First Responders, PO Box 523, Royal Center IN 46978.

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