Blanche Braselton Robinson, 92, formerly of Vincennes, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 at HanoverNursingCenter in Hanover.
Born July 4, 1917 in Patoka, she was the daughter of Orval and Lillis (Slinker)
Blanche graduated from PatokaHigh School with the class of 1935. After graduation, she worked at the
Patoka Post Office and was a waitress at Aunt Pearl’s Coffee Shop in Patoka
until her marriage Feb. 8, 1941 to Vernon “Bill” Robinson.
Bill and Blanche were longtime DeckerTownship farmers and raised two children on the farm. Blanche also worked
as a cook at DeckerHigh School, ward clerk for Good Samaritan Hospital and as a tour guide for the
William Henry Harrison mansion in Vincennes. She was a volunteer for the first hospice
program at GoodSamaritanHospital and cared for many people in the Vincennes area for several years.
Blanche was a 65-year member of the DeckerChapelUnitedMethodistChurch and was very active throughout her Christian life as
a Sunday school teacher, pianist and prepared the homemade juice and bread for
each communion. She enjoyed church functions, music, gardening, quilting
and spending time with all her family and friends. She moved from the Vincennes farm in 2005 to HanoverNursingCenter to be near her daughter.
Blanche will be sadly missed by her
loving family which included, her son, Joe “Danny” Robinson and his wife, Kathy
of Springfield, Ohio; daughter, Anne Saxe and her
husband, Phil of Dupont; grandson, Brandon Robinson
and his wife Sharon of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two granddaughters, Stephanie Storie and her husband Ron of Kennesaw, Ga., Rachel Saxe and Jay Koehler of Madison; nine great-grandchildren,
Lacey, Zachariah, Ashton, Taylor, Autumn Marie, Morgan, Brooklyn, Tayla and Kira; two
brothers, Jack Braselton and his wife, Ruthann of Melbourne, Fla., Fred
Braselton and his wife, Lois of Princeton; as well as several loving
nieces and nephews.
Blanche was preceded in death by her
parents; husband, Bill on Sept. 17, 1967; six brothers, Filmore, Jimmy, Roscoe, Gene, Joe and Victor
Braselton; and sister, Williamina “Willie”
Funeral services to celebrate Blanche’s life will be at Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 at the DeckerChapelUnitedMethodistChurch with Rev. Paul Huntsman and Rev. Evelyn Owen
officiating. Following the service, she will be laid to rest in the
Hazleton I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends are invited to visit and share
memories of Blanche with the family on Saturday from until the service time at the church.