Arline Robbins

Funeral services for Arline Robbins, 94, who died July 28, were held Aug. 1 at the First United Methodist Church, Jefferson, with words of comfort by the Rev. Julie Poulsen.

Casket bearers were Alan Carlisle, Ken Chitty, Tracy Robbins, Steven Carlisle, Nick Lawton, Kevin McCullough and Zachary Carlson.

Interment was in the Jefferson Cemetery.

Arline Lois Hess, daughter of Robert and Matilda Hess, was born on July 4, 1926, on a farm near Paton.

She attended school in Paton and graduated from Churdan. After graduation, she met and married Lloyd Forrest Robbins on June 18, 1944. They lived on a farm southwest of Scranton.  They were able to buy that farm in 1972. They were parents of four children: Wayne Eugene, Carolyn Kay, Connie Rae and Cindy Mae.

Arline loved the garden and canned lots of fruits and vegetables. She learned to sew, knit and crotchet, making lots of clothes and many quilts and afghans. She helped the children with Girl Scouts, 4-H and made lots of trips to their kids’ school activities.

She and her husband square danced and would go camping and boating most weekends. In the spring, they loved to go fishing in Minnesota and Canada. 

After the children graduated and left home, Lloyd and Arline spent 25 winters in Tucson, Ariz. They golfed, danced and made several trips to Nevada, California and Mexico. 

Lloyd and Arline were members of the Providence UMC Church, Scranton UMC and Jefferson UMC. They were very active members that seldom missed a Sunday. Arline had a true love for God and cherished her church and congregation.

In 1982, Arline and Lloyd had their new home built in Jefferson. When Lloyd passed away in 2012, Arline sold their home and resided at The Gardens Assisted Living. She spent the last three years of her life at the Greene County Medical Center Long-Term Care facility. 

Arline is survived by daughters Connie (Ken) Chitty, of Davenport; Cindy (Alan) Carlisle, of Carrollton, Texas; and daughter-in-law Frances Robbins, of Ankeny. Also surviving are grandchildren Megan and Zach Carlson, Kevin McCullough and fiance Brenda Frasier, Nicholas Lawton and Steven Carlisle, and Tanya Segabart, Tracy and Tiffany Robbins. Also surviving are five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd; son Wayne Robbins; and daughter Carolyn McCullough. Also preceding Arline in death were her parents, sisters and brother, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many great friends.

Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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