Helen Rose Robinson, 84, rural Galesburg, died Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Labette Health, Parsons. Death followed a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 22, 1927, near La Crosse, to Fred and Veronica Legleiter Brungardt. In 1941 the family moved to a farm near Galesburg. She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1945 and from the Wichita Business College in 1946.
From 1946 to 1951 she worked as a secretary at the Shaw Manufacturing Co. in Galesburg. On August 26, 1950 she married Walter F. Robinson at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in South Mound. They lived in Wichita from 1951 to 1954 when they moved to their farm near Galesburg. Walter preceded her in death on July 29, 2006.
Helen was a homemaker and belonged to the South Mound Altar Society. She was a 4-H leader and a member of the Sunny Home Makers HDU. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, the St. Pat’s Quilting Guild and the Daughters of Isabella. During tax season she was employed at H and R Block for 18 years. She was a volunteer at the St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Shop. She enjoyed crocheting, making quilts and being with her family.
Survivor include three, Joe Robinson and wife, Ali, Galesburg, Steven Robinson and wife, Chris, Arlington, Texas, Fred Robinson and wife, Dawn, Galesburg; six daughters, Donna Swan and husband, Steve, Burlingame, Rebecca Robinson and companion, Rick Lammers, Parsons, Brenda Sweigart, Galesburg, Bonnie Nelson and husband, Gail, Mound Valley, Martha Hogue and husband, Terry, Longview, Texas, Rose Paulie and husband, Ray, St. Paul; 23 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by five brothers, John Brungardt, Gilbert Brungardt, Frank Brungardt, Don Brungardt and James Brungardt, and a sister, Elsie Thill and an infant sister, Mary.
Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Parsons. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Parsons.
The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. this evening and the family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to St. Patrick’s Church, the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com