Wanda Jane Robinson, 87, of Cedarville passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, in Van Buren. She was born Feb. 2, 1929, in Hackett to the late Rev. Henry and Jesse Milam. She was the librarian of the Cedarville branch of the Ozark Regional Library for 31 years where she worked in a small one-room library. She was a substitute teacher and teacher’s aide for many years with the Cedarville School System. It was her desire to provide a positive learning experience to the many students she interacted with during her years in education. She joined the Cedarville First Baptist Church in 1961 where she taught Sunday School and Bible School and was the church secretary for many years. She was very active in the community and was one of the founding members of the Cedarville Quilters Guild. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis George Robinson, a sister, Vida Lee Frazier; three brothers, Grady Milam, Dorsey Milam and Rev. Bill Milam; and a great-granddaughter, Zoe Lee.
She is survived by five children, Joe Robinson and wife Gabriele of Green Valley, Ariz., Sherry Kyle and husband Gordon of Alma and Anita Miller and husband Ruben, Dennis Robinson and wife Donna and Matt Robinson and wife Teresa. all of Cedarville; a sister, Lahoma Dean (Dinki) Edwards of Greenwood; 11 grandchildren, Heiko Mueller, Chris Robinson, Scott Lee, Angie Jennings, Kevin Miller, Daniel Miller, Audra Robinson, Clint Robinson, Jessica Robinson, Caleb Robinson and Logan Robinson; and eight great-grandchildren, Paige Lee, Austin Cluck, Dylan Cluck, Aleia Jennings, Ashton Jennings, Caden Miller, Aliyah Miller and Bentlee Robinson.
Funeral service was Jan. 16 at the Cedarville First Baptist Church with interment to at Salem Cemetery in Cedarville under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers were her grandsons, Heiko Mueller, Scott Lee, Daniel Miller, Kevin Miller, Caleb Robinson and Logan Robinson and great-grandsons, Austin Cluck and Dylan Cluck. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Prater, Cecil Freeman, Kenneth McClendon and Bob Motes.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to the late Marty Kath, Mike Vrentas, Dorothy Holthusen, and the many wonderful caregivers who provided in-home care for their mother. Also, a special thanks to the staff at Valley Springs Health and Rehab for their tireless work in making their mother as comfortable as possible during her last days. Peachtree hospice provided a very comforting touch during difficult times and helped them tremendously during the last few months.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cedarville First Baptist Church for support to Baptist Vista Encampment.
To place an online tribute, go to www.edwardsvan-alma.com.