Friday, July 8, 2011
Rowena Mae Rash Robinson, 1936-2011
The Knoxville Journal-Express - 30 June 2011
Knoxville — Funeral services for Rowena Robinson of Knoxville were held on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Brent Hanna officiating. Burial followed in the Sandyville Cemetery.
Musical selections of “Old Rugged Cross” and “How Great Thou Art” were shared by Jim Kidder. Casket bearers included Josh Wells, Steve Mincks, Dennis Robinson, Todd Rider, Tim Neef and Seth Wells. Honorary casket bearers were; Richard Mincks, Dean Robinson, Chad Christensen, Nick Neef and Josh Gettler.
Rowena Mae Robinson was born on Feb. 11, 1936 in Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of Wayne Rash and Mary (Rotisky) Rash.
She graduated from Seymour High School and went on to attend Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant. While in High School, Rowena was very active in basketball even winning the state championship one year with her team. She was united in marriage to Donald “Robbie” [DeWitt]* Robinson, [son of Cash Robinson and Ava Ruth Glasgow]*, on Oct. 22, 1966, in Omaha, Neb. Rowena worked at the VA Hospital in the Medical Administrative Services unit for 33 years until her retirement in 1991.
Rowena Mae Rash Robinson
She loved being an exhibitor at the fair, entering her crocheting, needlework, flowers and baked goods and winning many ribbons and awards. Rowena and Donald enjoyed traveling and wintered in Texas for many years.
Rowena passed away on Friday, June 24, 2011 at Trinity Center at Luther Park in Des Moines at the age of 75 years [4 months and 13 says]*.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Robbie, and a sister, Genevieve Mincks.
Survivors include her son, Todd (Shanna) Robinson of Des Moines; step-children, Dennis Robinson and Jean (Tim) Neef of Knoxville; 5 step- grandchildren, Dean Robinson of Knoxville, Darci (Josh) Gettler of Urbandale, Chad Christensen of Ankeny, Nick Neef of Ankeny, Alyssa Frantz of Des Moines; 1 step-great-grandson, Tait Gettler and a sister, Deloris Darrah of Seymour.
[For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Iowa Hospice. Online condolences may be left at bertrandfuneralhomes.com.]*