My mother’s passing

My mother, Joan (pronounced Jo Ann), a few days before her death of lung cancer, with my niece, Adia (age 10, her second grandchild).

My mother died this week from cancer. It was far faster than expected. As you might imagine, I’m sad and at a loss for words. I may need another break from posting.

Obituary for Joan C. Robinette

Joan C. Robinette, 81, of Bloomfield passed away Thursday March 9, 2017 at Ketchem Memorial Center in Odon after a brief illness.

She was born on August 27, 1935 in Lorain, Ohio, the daughter of the late Charles and Catherine Fletcher. She had a brother, Charles (Doris) Fletcher and an infant sister Jeanie Kay Fletcher preceded her in death.

Joan was a homemaker and loved living on the farm. She loved to work in her flower beds and entertain. She loved to make things look pretty for her guests and always had an open door. She had been active in supporting 4-H and a member of the Bloomfield Order of Eastern Star.

In addition to her parents, brother and sister, Joan was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Kay Robinette in December of 1976, and her husband Perry “Bud” Curtis Robinette in August of 2001.

Survivors include a daughter Beth Robinette and two sons, Rod and Matt (Stacey). Joan has two granddaughters, Erika (Curt) Bault and Adia Kay Robinette. She has two great-grandchildren, Lakota and John Bault.

There is no public visitation.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 P.M. on Saturday March 18, 2017 at Grandview Cemetery in Bloomfield.

The family wishes in Lieu of flowers donations be made to the IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

(I corrected a few grammar errors in the obituary above. I am an English teacher, after all.)

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I'm a professional vagabond. I quit my cubical job in January 2014. Since then, I've hiked the Appalachian Trail, The Camino, and taught English in Vietnam, Turkey, Russia, Spain, Mexico and Peru. I'm exploring the world and you can come too!

5 thoughts on “My mother’s passing”

  1. Hi Beth,
    I’m saddened to learn of the passing of your mother. Wishing you peace and comfort.
    Big hugs,

  2. That picture of her with A certainly doesn’t look like someone who is terminally ill and on the verge of passing away. No wonder her quick death was a shock. Xoxo

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