Shirley "Skippy" Robinson, of Wellington, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 at Wellington Health and Rehab in Wellington, at the age of 81.
Shirley was born on Tuesday, March 3, 1936 in Neosho, Mo. Following the death of her mother, Shirley was adopted and raised by Joe and Laura (Layton) Oliver.
On May 3, 1966, Shirley and Bryant Robinson were united in marriage in Vinita, Okla. Together they celebrated 59 years of marriage before his passing in 2016.
Shirley retired from USD 353 after a 17 year career as an audiologist. She enjoyed her summer stays at Table Rock Lake, a tradition she has carried on and shared with her family for 48 years. Shirley was a proud member of the First United Methodist Church where she served in the Bellaires Bell Choir for 30 years and served as the director for 20 years. Shirley loved the Lord and lived out her faith daily in all that she did.
Survivors include her daughter, Amy Gambill and her husband John of Eldon, Mo.; son, David Robinson and his wife Jennifer of Wellington, grandchildren: Laura Wilson and her husband Joel of Eldon, Mo., Lyndsey Gambill of Columbia, Mo. and Logan Robinson of Wellington; two great-grandchildren, Grace and Norah Wilson of Eldon, Mo., nephews: Keith Oliver, Kent Oliver and Kaleb Oliver and a close cousin, Helen White and her husband Wayne of Wellington.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Stults; adopted parents, Joe and Laura Oliver and brother, Wendell Oliver.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Funeral services for Shirley will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 in the First United Methodist Church, Wellington.
Private interment will be held at a later time.
A memorial fund has been established in her loving memory to the First United Methodist Church Bell Choir. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.
To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.