Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Robbins / Robins


The  Shelbyville  News
September 10, 2002
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Annabelle Robins, 87, of Shelbyville, died this morning, Sept. 10, 2002, at the home of her daughter. Born Sept. 26, 1914, in Anderson, d/o  Charles and Alla (Hanna) Thomas.  Married  David Robins  on Oct. 13, 1934, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 1996.
Survivors include one son, Tommy Robins  of Shelbyville; one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Sally S.) Sweet  of Shelbyville; two brothers, Earl Thomas  of Anderson and  William Thomas  of Indianapolis; one sister, Ruth Wood  of Indianapolis; three granddaughters, Rene Lummer  of Santa Rosa, Calif., Robin Tillie  of Indianapolis and  Dannette Erickson  of Shelbyville; and four great-grandchildren, Dana Tillie,  Daniel Tillie,  Nyla Lummer  and  Evan Lummer.
Preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.
Bookkeeper for Robin’s TV & Appliances, retiring in 1976.
Member of First United Methodist Church, Sunday school teacher.  Former member of Eastern Star, Homecraft Club and Junior Coterie.
First United Methodist Church, 34 W. Washington St., with the Revs. Tom True and Robert Campbell officiating.
Burial Forest Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to First United Methodist Church, 34 W. Washington St., Shelbyville, IN 46176 or Hospice of Shelby County, 114 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
September 29, 2001
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Dorothy Elizabeth Robbins, 92, Greensburg, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001.
Former Shelbyville resident.
Born Sept. 16, 1909, in Shelbyville, d/o  George Morrison and Mary (Fagel) Small
Married  Roy R. Robbins  on Nov. 4, 1936.  He preceded her in death on May 10, 1991.
Survivors:  one son, Roy R. Robbins Jr. of Greensburg; one daughter, Mrs. David (Bettylyn) Hanna of Indianapolis; one brother, Lothair Small of Ashville, N.C.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by four sisters, Norma Small,  Mary Brown,  Henrietta Bennett  and  Evelyn Page, and seven brothers, George Small,  August Small,  Edward Small,  Russell Small,  Ermil Small,  Robert Small  and  Herbert Small.
Graduated from Shelbyville High School.
Employed in the dietary department at Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg.
Member of First Presbyterian Church in Greensburg and a 50-year member of Eastern Star in Shelbyville.
Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home, 110 E. North St. in Greensburg.
Burial:  Union Baptist Cemetery in Greensburg.
Contributions may be made to American Heart Association.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming  for  Brenda Emery


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, September 9, 1989
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Mary Baker Gilbert Robbins, 85, formerly of Medora, died Wednesday in a Brownstown.
Lved most of her life in Jackson County.
Born December 18, 1903, d/o  Samuel Baker and Nancy (Howell) Baker.
Housewife.
First married to Henry W. Gilbert January 30, 1926.  He died in 1938.
Married  Dawson Robbins  June 30, 1947, and he died in 1971.
Surviving:  three daughters,  Phyllis Shepard, Seymour;  Emily Lane, Jefferson City, Missouri; and  Elizabeth Wilcoxon, Gwynneville; a son,  James Gilbert, Bedford; two brothers, two sisters, 14 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Johnson Funeral Home in Vallonia with the Rev. Wilma Allen officiating.
Burial will be in the Proctor Cemetery, R.R.1, Medora.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Jerry Gross


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday August 16, 1935
Page 1 column 6
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FUNERAL  TO  BE  HELD  SATURDAY
Robins Services Will Be Held At 10 A.M.
Burial In Forest Hill
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          Funeral services for  Mrs. Anna Robins, wife of  William A. Robins, who died Thursday afternoon at her home, 529 South West street, will be conducted at 10 o’clock Saturday morning at the Vine Street M.P. church.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.
          Mrs. Robins was a member of the Vine Street church.
          Surviving are three sons, Frank Taggart,  Walter Floyd, both of this city;  Jefferson Floyd, of Evansville; one daughter, Mrs. Bessie Minton, of this city; four step-children, Jessie Robins,  Mrs. Elizabeth Emery, of Indianapolis, Thomas Taggart, of Smithland, and  George Taggart, of Falmouth.
          Other survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Kennedy, of Indianapolis and  Mrs. William Johnson, of Evansville.  There are also twenty grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
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Shelby County Marriages
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Eliza Ann Ransdell & Andrew J. Floyd
December 21, 1876 Book 10 page 538
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Eliza Floyd & Mayberry Taggart
October 12, 1897 Book 15 page 398
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Eliza A. Taggart & William A. Robbins
January 31, 1911 Book 20 page 367
Eliza born September 8, 1862 per marriage application
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Contributed by Barb Huff  for Liz


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Wednesday, May 14, 1924
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J. B. ROBINS DIED
FRIDAY  AFTERNOON
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Lifelong  Resident  of  Marion
Township  Passed  Away
On  Farm  Where  He
Was  Born.
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          James B. Robins, widely known Shelby county resident, died at 2:45 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at his home in Marion township, three miles north of this city, of a complication of diseases.  For many years Mr. Robins had suffered from uraemic poisoning and his condition became critical a few days ago.
          Funeral services will be held at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon at the late home, the Rev. A. F. von Tobel, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating.  Burial will be made in the Marion cemetery, in charge of Morris H. Sleeth, funeral director.
          Mr. Robins was a son of the late  Mr. and Mrs. James Robins, and was born in Marion township on the farm where he died, Aug. 1, 1860.  At the time of death he was sixty-three years, nine months and twelve days old.  His entire life had been spent in the Marion community and had been devoted to farming.  He was never married, and is survived by a sister, Mrs. Clara M. Fox, at home, and a number of other relatives.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday January 10, 1923
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MORGAN  A. ROBINS
DIED  ON  TUESDAY
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Death Occurred Suddenly
At Home of His Daughter in
Marion Township
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          Morgan A. Robins died suddenly Tuesday night at eleven o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter [Zora M.] Pond, in Marion township, four miles north of Shelbyville. Mr. Robins had been in ill health for several months and under the care of a physician. Death was caused from heart disease.  Mr. Robins was a very well known resident of Marion township, as he was born on the farm where he passed away. He had retired at eight o’clock last night and complained of not feeling well. About three hours later he was discovered by his daughter, Mrs. Pond, to be suffering from a severe heart attack, from which he never recovered. The deceased was born on January 11, 1846, and was 76 years, eleven months and twenty-eight day of age.
          On February 17, 1880, Mr. Robins was united in marriage to Alice Sorden. To this union were born five children, four of whom survive. They are William Robins, of Indianapolis; George Robins, of South Bend; Mrs. Grace Collins of this city, besides the daughter at whose home he died.
Funeral services will be announced later by Morris H. Sleeth, funeral director, pending the arrival of the son from South Bend.
[Buried Forest Hill Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Indianapolis  Star
October  1 or 19, 1915
Page 4,  Column 2
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SHELBYVILLE -- Stewart Robbins,  88 years old, is dead at Morristown of injuries suffered in a fall down a stairway at his home.  His widow, four sons and two daughters survive, one of the sons being the  Rev. Hardy Robbins, of Gwynneville.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, July 10, 1908
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          Mrs. Sarah A. Robbins,  widow of  Rev. H. A. Robbins,  of Gwynneville, died suddenly Thursday afternoon of typhoid fever.  Her illness was of less than six days duration.  Mrs. Robbins was forty-seven years of age.  Rev. Robbins and wife were both extensively known as ministers of the United Brethren faith.  Mrs. Robbins was a teacher of the truths of the gospel and was beloved by all who knew her.  She was a consistent church worker and death has removed a community character that cannot be replaced.  Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at one-thirty o'clock at Gwynneville in the United Brethern church.  Rev. J. T. Roberts, of Indianapolis, will officiate, assisted by Rev. C. E. Swartz, of Gwynneville.  Interment will be made in the Hanover cemetery. Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Shelbyville, Ind., December 24, 1903
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          The remains of the late Dr. Robins were brought to this city from Marion Tuesday morning in charge of Oscar Hand & Son.  The funeral services will be held at the family residence in North Tompkins street Wednesday morning at nine o'clock.  The Rev. L. F. Dimmitt officiating.  The interment will be made at Forest Hill.

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Ibid.
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          The following gentlemen will act as pall bearers at the funeral of the late Dr. Robins:  Dr. R. M. Floyd,  Dr. J. R. Clayton,  George M. Wright,  S. B. Morris,  G. W. F. Kirts  and  James Bennett.  The funeral will be private.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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