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Phyllis J. (Shoemaker) Robinette

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FAIRBORN Phyllis J. (Shoemaker) Robinette, was called home by God on Wednesday October 9, 2013 after a lifetime of touching others. She was born August 15, 1924, the daughter of the late Jake and Ruth Koogler. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William "Robbie" Robinette; a brother, Louis; and a sister, Carol Cline. Phyllis is survived by her beloved sons, John Shoemaker of Fairborn and Jerry (Rochelle) Shoemaker of Charlottesville, VA; grandchildren, Shawn and wife Rachel of Winchester, MA, and their children, Elsie and Sebastian, Bryan and wife Kelly of Chicago, and their children, Owen and Wren, and Scott of Leesburg, VA. Phyllis was a gracious stepmother to Robbie's five children: Tony, Carla, Melinda, Cheri, and Chris and dearly loved their grandchildren and great grandchildren. Phyllis graduated from what is now the Fairborn City Schools and attended Ohio Wesleyan. After working in her mother's Journal Heard distributorship, Phyllis went to work at WPAFB from which she retired after 30 years as the Chief of Cost Accounting for the Air Base Wing. Phyllis was a member of the Fairborn United Methodist Church, the Senior Citizens Center, NARFE, and the American Legion Auxiliary among other organizations. Often, Phyllis was the President, Vice President, or Treasurer of the service organizations in which she participated. For her life's work, Phyllis was recognized as a Mary Scott Outstanding Woman. Phyllis loved cats including her last one Sandy. The family will receive friends on Friday October 18, 2013 from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn. A funeral service will be held on Saturday October 19, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in the Fairborn United Methodist Church, 100 N. Broad St., Fairborn, Pastor Aaron Chivington officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairfield Cemetery. Condolences may be made to the family at www.BeltonStroup.com.


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Belton Stroup Funeral Home
422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road Fairborn, OH 45324
937-879-0800
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