May 15, 2013
Marilyn A. Robey, 82, died at 4:27 a.m. May 13, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.
She was born Sept. 29, 1930, in Lima to Frances and Velma T. Hunt Davis, who preceded her in death. On Jan. 1, 1950, She married Albert D. Robey, who died Nov. 6, 1992. They had shared 42 wonderful years together. Her best friend, Bill Parsons, survives in Columbus Grove.
Mrs. Robey was a 1948 graduate of Gomer High School, Gomer. The class still meets once a month. She had worked at City Loan & Savings, Warehouse Associates and Otis Wright Trucking, all in Lima. She was a member of Gomer United Church of Christ, Gomer, where she held several positions and was currently a deaconess. She was a member of the Ladies of Fun & Fellowship in Cairo and the Progressive Mothers Club in Columbus Grove. She loved to cook, especially homemade noodles and chocolate scotcheroos. She also loved taking trips and vacations with her best friend and working in the yard and flower garden, of which she was very proud. She was a faithful follower of the Bath Wildkittens softball and basketball teams. She loved watching her children and grandchildren’s sporting events. She truly enjoyed spending time with family and friends and looked forward to the yearly family vacation to Port Clinton.
Survivors include three sons, Tom (Barbara) Robey, of Hubbard, and Jeff (Judy) Robey and Steve (Pam) Robey, both of Cairo; a daughter, Teena (Ron) Ebbeskotte, of Delphos; four brothers, Paul (Lena) Davis, of Addison, Ill., Fred (Shirley) Davis and Bill Williams, both of Gomer, and Roger Williams, of Yellville, Ark.; a sister, Carol Recker, of Lima; nine grandchildren, Kelley (Kevin) Lacey, Karen (Todd) Witt, Susan (Chris) Serenari, Wendy (Adam) Dodge, Jason (Amanda) Robey, Josh (Taylor) Robey, Zach (Kristen) Ebbeskotte, Lindsay Ebbeskotte and Ryan Ebbeskotte; 13 great-grandchildren, Marin Butler, Madden Witt, McKenna Witt, Addison Serenari, Chris Moore, Erin Moore, Earl Smith Jr., William Smith, Gavin Hutchison, Aiden Robey, Jeron Michael Robey and twins expected in July; a great-great-granddaughter, Rosalie Hope; three stepgrandchildren, Robert (Purita) Buck, Robin (Paul) Hoff and John Williams; and a stepgreat-grandson, Kelton Dodge.
She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Raymie Williams, who raised her; a grandson, Jeron Steven Robey; a stepgrandson, Richard Buck; a brother, John Williams; and a sister-in-law, Donna Williams.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Gomer United Church of Christ, Gomer. Pastor Gary Ginter will officiate. Burial will be in Cairo Eastside Cemetery, Cairo.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gomer United Church of Christ memorial fund or organ fund.