PEORIA - Robah O. Kellogg, 92, of Apostolic Christian Skylines died at 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Apostolic Christian Skylines Nursing Home in Peoria.
Robah was born on Oct. 31, 1920, in Chicago to Samuel and Ella Oakes Kellogg.
Surviving are two sisters, Gertrude Gammon of Peoria and Dorothy Bentsen of Wheaton; a sister-in-law, Judy Kellogg; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
Robah graduated from Elmwood High School, Wheaton College, Cook County School of Nursing in Chicago and the University of Michigan graduate school. She enjoyed Nurses' Christian Fellowship and Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and their missions' conventions in Urbana.
She earned a public health nursing certificate at the University of Minnesota and served as public health nurse in Rochester County. She served as nurse consultant in the U.S. Public Health Service Agency for International Development in Iran for 2 1/2 years and Korea for three years. They were enabled to eradicate smallpox and malaria, which was rampant.
One of her midwifery class students asked Robah to teach her English. Robah said she would if they used the Bible, so they did. If Robah ever became discouraged, she would look over Seoul to a church, where South Koreans met early each morning to pray after the Korean War. The leader did not know whether his wife and children were living or dead in North Korea, but his face beamed with the joy of the Lord. She accompanied orphans flying from Korea to their new parents in the U.S.
After the Lord helped her become an MPH graduate of the University of Michigan, Robah was director of the Department of Home Health Agencies and Community Health Services at the National League for Nursing in NYC. She resigned from this to help her mother recuperate from a pacemaker operation. She later became an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Nursing graduate program in Peoria.
In 2011, Robah moved to Peoria's Apostolic Christian Skylines Nursing Home, where she greatly appreciated the devotions, Bible studies, hymn sings and loving kindness of the happy residents and staff. She enjoyed wrapping Berean Prison Ministry Bibles and Bible study lessons being mailed to prisoners.
She attended the Peoria Apostolic Christian Church. She spoke often of the Lord, whom she loves so much. Each evening she had been praising the Lord for His many blessings and thanking Him for salvation. She asked eagerly one morning, "Can I go to heaven today?"
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013, at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Elmwood, where visitation will be two hours prior. Willis Ehnle will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 9166, Peoria, IL 61612, or Intervarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, P.O. Box 2098, Madison, WI 53701.
Online condolences may be posted at www.oakshines-funeralhome.com.
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