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William P Robinson
Bill’s life began on Monday, August 6, 1934, in Newton, KS. He was the son of Arthur J. and Mabel (Willey) Robinson. Bill was a Class of 1952 graduate of Florence High School. He was united in marriage to Beverly Lambert on July 9, 1955, and she preceded him in death on September 1, 1989. Bill married again to the former Edna (Rothgeb) Rausch on November 16, 1996, in Longton, KS. He was a cattleman and rancher on the family property that has been in the family since 1903. In 1956 he married Beverly and moved to Chase County where he worked for Crofoot Cattle Company while Bev attended KSTC. In 1964 he returned to the farm where they raised their family and he continued to live. Bill was a farmer/stockman while the children were growing up. He also worked in Newton at Kinder/Congoleum Furniture Manufacturing, driving a truck, and later, as a dispatcher and manager. The kids each remember getting to go with him on a couple of short trips in the truck.
Bill was a member of the Florence United Methodist Church, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and a charter member of the Kansas Livestock Association. He enjoyed working with his feeder cattle, watching sports and especially K-State basketball. His great joy was his family which includes his wife Edna of Florence; children Mark Robinson of Marion, Cheryl ( Don) Doty of Emporia and Linda (Greg) Carlson of Marion; grandchildren Sam ( Sharon) Doty, Carla (Dave) Tharp, Jenni (Bryce) Holbrook, Nick (Ashley) Carlson, Melissa ( Jake) Smith, Beverly (Kaleb) Knoettgen and Cordell Robinson; great-grandchildren Jacob, Ryan, Claire, Justus, Makinna, Laekyn, Devin, Maisie, Ella, Millie, Evie and Chase; his siblings Edwin Robinson of Florence, and Mary Ann (Troy) Craig of Henderson, TX.
Bill passed away on Thursday December 2, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Marion. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Beverly, brother Claire, and granddaughter Mattie. His family will gather with friends on Monday December 6, 2021, from 6-8 p.m. at the Yazel-Megli Funeral Home. His funeral service will be held on Tuesday December 7, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the Florence United Methodist Church. Bill will be laid to rest in Hillcrest Cemetery, Florence. Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to the Florence Historical Society. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Bill at www.yazelmeglifh.com.
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Karen Myers Dec 9 2021 8:58 AM
Thinking of the many wonderful times we had with y'all when we would come up a week before mama and daddy!! Treasured memories!! Praying for all of you!! ❤️
Sherry Trussell Dec 7 2021 11:40 AM
Edna...Ed...and all the family.....my sympathy and thoughts to you all.
Patty Tastove Dec 7 2021 11:03 AM
Cheryl & Family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Betty Pierson Dec 6 2021 11:31 AM
Ol' Uncle Bill, I remember the thrill and terror of visiting your farm as a little suburban girl: falling in the pigsty and being "attacked" by your big ol' dog! Linda will always tease me for wearing a dress to the farm! Looking back with laughter and love—
Kami Lambert Dec 6 2021 6:52 AM
My deepest sympathies and many prayers to the family
Koni Yoder Dec 5 2021 5:28 PM
A candle was lit in memory of William Robinson
Todd and Diane Carpenter Dec 4 2021 8:18 PM
I'll remember the good times we had from the first grade through high school.
Bob McMillen Dec 4 2021 4:01 PM
Bill was quite the conversationalist! Loved my visits will him at the Carlson's Super Bowl parties through the years. He would talk about his brome field and let me know if my employers were on his A-list or D-list! He always would speak to me when I saw him out and about. Bob and I will miss him.
Nona Dec 4 2021 11:13 AM
Bill, gary Pinkston here. You were always a good friend and partner. Loved the times with you, Thompson and Larry Jackson. Guess you helped teach me to drink and shoot 9 ball. Tell FHB, mom .sand bev hello
Gary pinkston Dec 4 2021 11:07 AM