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Phyllis R. Robbins, 91, formerly of Marion, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at Courtyard Healthcare Center, 2400 College Ave., Goshen.
Phyllis was born Easter Sunday, April 4, 1926, in Marion, the daughter of the late Paul W. Lutz and Dorothy M. (Parker) Lutz.
She married Donald G. Robbins, June 3, 1952. Her husband preceded her in death in December 2008.
Phyllis graduated from Marion High School in 1944. She worked for a time at "The Greeks," a candy kitchen in Marion, and then later in the loan department of the First National Bank in Marion.
Phyllis spent most of her life in Marion as a devoted wife and mother. She was often found visiting elderly members of her family and by doing so, she taught her children to respect and value family.
In July 2008, Don and Phyllis moved to Goshen.
Survivors include son, Gary (Kathy) Robbins, Albion; daughter, Beth (Marvin) Bontrager, Goshen: grandchildren, Brian (Shina Ellingson) Robbins, Matt (Alison Haney) Bontrager and Kelly (Andrew) Hullah; and great-grandchildren, Haley Bontrager, Nicole Bontrager, Haley Jennifer Robbins and Skylar Robbins.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Donald G. Robbins; parents, Paul and Dorothy Lutz; brother, Parker Lutz; and granddaughter, Jennifer Robbins.
There will be one hour of calling prior to services which will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Raven-Choate Funeral Home, 1202 Kem Road, Marion. Kim Huffman of Goshen Christian Church will officiate.
Burial will be at Grant Memorial Park, Marion.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Michiana Christian Service Camp, 7383 Steinbauer Road, Niles, MI 49120.
Online condolences may be made at www.ravenchoate.com.
Published on January 30, 2018
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