Thursday, January 6, 2011

Patricia Ann "Pat" Robinson, 80, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield.

She was born May 17, 1930, in Minneapolis, Minn., the daughter of Vernon Arthur and Mary Elizabeth (Hamilton) Lennartson. On June 26, 1948, in Osseo, Minn., she was united in marriage to Richard Gordon Robinson, who preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 2005. Also preceding her in death were her parents; a son, Leonard George Robinson; and a sister; Verna Mae Swaser.

Survivors include: three daughters, Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Adams and her husband, Doug, of Cheyenne, Wyo., Barbara Vearlee Bateman and her husband, Michael, of Bailey, Colo., and Rebecca Ann Trendley and her husband, Terry, of Shell Knob; one brother, John Edward Lennartson and his wife, Doris, of Eugene, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

She grew up and received her education in Osseo, Minn. For several years, she resided in Denver, Colo., moving to Shell Knob in 1984 to make her home. She was a member of Central Community United Methodist Church, a member and past matron of The Order of the Eastern Star, a board member of Noah's Ark Preschool and a volunteer at the Thrifty Closet.

Funeral services were held Monday in Central Community United Methodist Church, Shell Knob, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Rev. Teressa Clyde conducted the services. Burial was at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield.

Contributions may be made to Central Community United Methodist Church in memory of Pat.

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