GALESBURG — Helen Rose Robinson, 84, of rural Galesburg died at 3:18 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2012, at Labette Health. 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 Aug. 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.
Mrs. Robinson 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 Home Demonstration Unit. 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 & 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.
Survivors include three sons, Joe Robinson and his wife, Ali, Fred Robinson and his wife, Dawn, all of Galesburg, and Steven Robinson and his wife, Chris, of Arlington, Texas; six daughters, Donna Swan and her husband, Steve, of Burlingame, Rebecca Robinson and her companion, Rick Lammers, of Parsons, Brenda Sweigart of Galesburg, Bonnie Nelson and her husband, Gail, of Mound Valley, Martha Hogue and her husband, Terry, of Longview, Texas, and Rose Paulie and her husband, Ray, of St. Paul; 23 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, John Brungardt, Gilbert Brungardt, Frank Brungardt, Don Brungardt and James Brungardt; a sister, Elsie Thill; and an infant sister, Mary.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Parsons. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Parsons.
The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today, after which 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.