of Osceola, AR
May 30, 1924 - November 13, 2011
Mrs. Imogene ''Gene'' Quinn Robinson Passed away peacefully Sunday, November 13, 2011 at Osceola Therapy and Living Center. She was born May 30, 1924 on the Quinn farm in Osceola to her parents, Earl Quinn and Edna Alma (Dutchie) Tanner Quinn. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three sisters, Florine Quinn Wilson, Edna Earl Quinn Speck, Dixie Lee Quinn Wildy Caya and an infant brother. Gene grew up in Osceola, graduated from high school there, and then graduated from Mrs. Bandy's Business College. She had a lifelong interest in the farm owned and operated by her family. Even after retiring from working in the farm office, she daily toured the fields. Her greatest love was her family and she was so proud of each one of them. She worked faithfully at keeping a genealogy and photographic record of her family,A fantastic cook, she enjoyed collecting cookbooks. She had a avid enjoyment of antiques, especially cut glass and silver and spent many happy hours looking for her next treasure. She was a longtime active member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was also a lifetime member of the Osceola Junior Auxiliary, active in all their endeavors. For many years she was on the Osceola Historic District Commission, working to improve and preserve historic downtown Osceola. She worked faithfully to keep Violet Cemetery clean and to get a ''Violet Cemetery'' marker placed. She was instrumental in getting the cemetery placed on the National Register of Historic Places and was overjoyed when a historical marker was placed at the site.Her greatest hobby was working to preserve the history and genealogy of Mississippi County. She was one of the original members of the Mississippi County Historic Commission, helping set up a Mississippi County Historical and Genealogical Society and Museum, She was a lifetime member of the organization, active in getting donations and members for the Society, as long as her health allowed, and for many years was an officer and board member there. Even after she was unable to be there daily, she kept an active interest in everything that was happening. Proud of the county's history, she shared it with family and friends and with any stranger that came into the museum. She was funny, outgoing and friendly with everyone she met, but did not hesitate to state her opinions. And if you were lucky enough to be her friend, you had a friend for life. A wonderful lady, she is survived by her husband of 62 years, Charles B. Robinson; one son: Lowry E. Robinson (Sheree) all of Osceola; two grandchildren, Whitnie Lushbaugh (Brad) of Fayetteville, AR and Courtnie Peacock (Mark) of Russellville, AR; four great grandchildren; William Quinn and Elizabeth Lindsay Lushbaugh and Lowry Cole and Max Henry Peacock.
Lowry. I will miss your mother. She seemed to be my last contact in Osceola. My dad was a dentist in Osceola all of his life and her dentist and friend. She was always in the Museum and we would talk and cry because we missed him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Sam and Bonnie Nickol
So sorry to hear about Mrs. Gene's death. I first met her at the beauty shop and I thought what a go gether. She really loved history and talked about it and you would enjoy hearing her stories. What a legacy she has left for her family. Treasure it. May God be with you all and your father, I know he is going to be really lonesome for you could tell the love he had for her.
Mr. Charles, Sheree, Lowry, Whitnie, Courtnie, and family,As you can tell from those posting in Miss Gene's guestbook, your wife, mother, and grandmother was a widely loved and respected human being.As of us have fond memories of her throughout her life. I know all of you have memories to cherish. We know we are fortunate to have shared our lives with Mrs. Gene Robinson. May God bless all of you. Miss Gene is looking down from Heaven and caring for all of us.Love to all of you,Cindy Middleton
We are so sorry to hear about Gene. She was a great lady and will ge greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. I do know that she was so very proud of her family. Sincerely, Susan and Tom Colford
Charles and Lowery, We are so sorry to hear of Genes, death. We will always remember drinking coffee with her at the Yellow Jacket Cafe in Keiser.
So sorry to hear of Gene's death. She was a lovely lady and I was always proud to be her friend.
Lowry,Your mom was a sweetheart. My fondest memories of her were from her days as a chaperone at the teen club on friday nights. She was always so friendly and personable, even though she had no particular reason to be. I know you will miss her. We lift you and Sheree up in our prayers.Yours in ZAX,Sonny
Lowry, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's death. I didn't know her that well but everytime I saw her she was always smiling. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Liz