Juanita Robinson
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ALTON — Juanita Helen Robinson, 85, passed away at 9:50 a.m. Saturday April 18, 2015, at Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton.

She was born on Feb. 11, 1930, in Alton, Ill., the daughter of the late Frank and Helen (Price) Markel.

She married Ray J. Robinson on Nov. 2 1946, in Alton. He survives.

Juanita attended Alton High School, was a member of College Avenue Presbyterian Church in Alton, and worked at Duke's Bakery. She later was the owner and operator of Robinette Pre-School.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters and their spouses, Linda and Don Rosenthal of Nashville, Ill., Joyce and Joseph Mormino, of Alton, Ill., and Barbara and Ryan Hanawalt of Cary, Ill.; six grandchildren, Alison (Chris) Maley, Brian Rosenthal, Lara (Rich) Berry, Karen (Greg) Ernst, Lisa (Brian) Fahl, and Sheryl Hanawalt; and one great-grandson, William Maley.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Timothy Markel.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday April 22, 2015, at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton.

Burial will follow at Valhalla Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the 5 A's Animal Shelter or to BJC Hospice.



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Published in The Telegraph from Apr. 19 to Apr. 21, 2015.
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April 22, 2015
My dear Juanita...such a very special lady. We have shared so much together over the years. We used to laugh together for hours. We have cried together so many times also. I miss you my Texas darlin' and just know I love you so much... always have.
Cindy Lou Price
April 21, 2015
You were always a great aunt and always had a smile for everyone. You will b missed and knowing that you are in a better place with those that went before u can give the family peace of mind..Always love you Aunt Juanita.
Donna Tosh
April 21, 2015
My Aunt Juanita was a wonderful lady!! I enjoyed the many talks we shared, so easy to talk to and showed such care and compassion toward my family. She always made me laugh and was so kind!! She will be greatly missed! Love, Jamie Watt
April 21, 2015
She was a great and lovely lady whose laugh was infectious. I'm sorry that I won't be able to join you. The world is poorer now.
Mark Russell
April 20, 2015
We will miss Aunt Juanita, a very warm, special person who made made us laugh and was loved by so many.
William Robinson
April 20, 2015
So sorry for the loss of your loved one.
sandy mcghee
April 20, 2015
My dear friend for 50 years plus. You were a great neighbor and provided me with wonderful baby sitters! You will be missed by many. RIP
Jo Ann Eppel
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