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Leona Cecelia Robinson 1921 - 2015
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Leona Cecelia Robinson 1921 - 2015

HOISINGTON — Leona Cecelia Robinson, 93, died March 17, 2015 at NHC Healthcare, in Town and Country, Mo.
Born Oct. 15, 1921, in Odin, she was the daughter of Hubert and Helena “Lena” (Hickel) Zorn. On May 15, 1946, she married Woodrow W. Robinson in Meadville, Miss. He died on June 10, 2002. Woodrow and Leona resided in Bunker Hill for six years and Natchez, Mich. for six years before moving to Hoisington in 1954. She resided in the Hoisington and Great Bend Area until 2003, when she moved to Harrisonville, Mo., and then to the St. Louis area.
Leona worked for the Hoisington Dispatch from 1965 to 1983.
Mrs. Robinson was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Great Bend. She volunteered for the local Girl Scouts and 4-H programs.  
Survivors include two daughters, Judi Drake and Brenda Webb, both of St. Charles, Mo.; grandchildren, Corey Webb and wife Jami, and children Avery and Carter, St. Louis, Mo.; Scott Webb and wife Meredith, O’Fallon, Mo.; Jason Drake and wife Marlisa and children Taylor, Josh and Brayden, Russell; Nicole Leon, Bushton; Hayley Ross, Great Bend; Carl Drake and wife Julie, Justin, Texas; and children Kevin and Kayla, Dottie Drake, Maryville, Wash.; and children Heather, Bobby, Tommy, Renee, Kristen and Zach, Nita Schuster-Drake, Clinton, Mo.; and children Tyler and Megan, Denise Seely and children Faith and Briley, Wichita; Shelly Mallow and children Ashley and Garret, Kimberly Manuel and husband Howard, Wylie, Texas; and children Linda, Chelsea and Makayla, Melissa Fitch, Belton, Texas; and children Justin, Austin, Gaige and Wesley, and Amanda Molnar and husband Terry, Monument, Colo.; and children Travis and Janie; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Ray and Vernon Zorn; and six sisters, Gertrude Loper, Bridget Pittser, Loretta Black, Marcella Cates, Marjorie Hoke and Alice Zorn.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at the First Presbyterian Church in Great Bend with the Rev. Dr. Scott Solelether presiding. Interment will follow at the Hoisington City Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, with family to receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home*
P.O. Box 146
Hoisington, KS, 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 19, 2015