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SHIRLEY ANN ROBINSON, formerly of Fort Wayne, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Born Sept. 14, 1935, on the family farm in Churu busco, Ind., she was a daughter of the late Kenneth and LaVon (Allman) Felger. She was a registered nurse for over 40 years, working for the American Red Cross for 35 years. Shirley proudly served her country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War as a nurse in Oakland, Calif. She vividly remembered the many wounded soldiers she cared for there. She was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, and was always a willing volunteer to help those in need. Shirley was given the name "Grr" by her grandchildren, and affectionately became known as "Grr" to all who knew her. Shirley was happiest making memories with her family and traveling the globe. She is survived by her loving children, Nancy Robinson of Noblesville and Tim (Lindsay) Robinson of Crofton, Md.; beloved grandchildren, Sydney and Cannen Harris, Micah and Alexa Robinson, David and Mollie Robinson, and Jimmy Robinson; and siblings, Linda (Leonard) Gaff of Huntertown, Allan Felger, Kenneth "Bud" (Gladys) Felger, Ron (Rhonda)Felger, and Don (Fran) Felger, all of Churubusco. Shirley was also preceded in death by her stepsons, George and Jim Robinson; and sister-in-law, Marolyn Felger. A memorial service for Shirley will be announced at a later date. Inurnment will be at her family plot at Eel River Cemetery in Churubusco. Memorial contributions in Shirley's name are suggested to Trinity English Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. Send online condolences at
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 13, 2019
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