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Robert Robinson


Published: Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 10:34 a.m. CST • Updated: Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 11:18 a.m. CST

Robert W. Robinson, 91, of Creston died Feb. 13, 2014, at Creston Nursing and Rehab Center.

There will be no visitation or funeral service at this time. There will be a private committal service at Hawkeye Cemetery at a later date. Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given in Robert’s name to either First United Methodist Church in Creston or Bella Vista Community Church in Bella Vista, Ark. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.

Robert Walter Robinson, son of Belle Cedra (Brown) and Walter Clarence Robinson, was born Dec. 29, 1922, near Hawkeye.

Robert enlisted and served in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater in WWII from April 1943 until April 1946.

Robert graduated from UIU after the war. He received his master’s degree in 1955 from the University of Iowa.

On Aug. 22, 1948, Robert married Anna Elizabeth Chamberlain at Hawkeye Methodist Church.

Robert was as an educator for a total of 35 years; including at Sutherland and Peterson, before moving to Creston in 1959. Robert was the elementary supervisor of schools and helped initiate and supervise the special education department at Creston School District for 27 years.

Robert and Elizabeth retired to Bella Vista, Ark., in 1986 where they resided until September 2013.

Robert was active in the Creston community during his years here. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Rotary Club and many other organizations.  He belonged to the American Legion, Bella Vista Community Church, Crime Watch and Garden Club in Bella Vista, Ark.

Robert is survived by his wife Elizabeth of Creston, brother Lloyd (wife Donna) Robinson of Hawkeye; sons, John (wife Jeannine) Robinson of North Waterboro, Maine, their children, daughter Jessica Robinson of Boston, Mass., son Robbie (wife Jasmin) Robinson and their two boys Mattimeo and Link of Standish, Maine, and son William (wife Shelly) Robinson of Creston, their daughters Amanda Robinson of West Des Moines and Emily Robinson of Creston and family and friends in Bella Vista and Iowa.

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