January 5, 2012

(7/2/1933 -12/24/2011)

Perlanna Joyce Robinson, 78, of Memphis, Missouri, passed away Saturday morning, December 24, 2011, at the Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Missouri. The daughter of Perle Herbert and Evaun Eudora Mustoe Biggs, she was born July 2, 1933 in rural Scotland County, Missouri.

The family lived on a farm in what was then the Prairie View community. There Perlanna began attending elementary school at the Clay Point school. When the family moved into the Brock community she continued her elementary schooling at Clay Point. She attended and graduated high school at the Memphis High School in the class of 1951. Following high school she attended Kirksville State Teachers College (now Truman State University) for one year. She returned home and began working at the Bank of Memphis (now U. S. Bank). On July 3, 1956, she married Beryl Vance Robinson. The couple lived in Memphis for a short time and then moved to a farm home east of Cantril, IA. After Beryl's death in 1977, Perlanna moved to Memphis where she resided with her parents. No longer working at the bank, she enjoyed tending to the landscaping, decorating their home, and traveling with her friends.

As a youth, Perlanna accepted Jesus as her savior and became a member of the Brock United Methodist Church where she maintained her membership for more than 50 years. Her membership was later transferred to the Memphis United Methodist Church. Perlanna became an active member of the United Methodist Women serving as treasurer of that local UMW for many years. Perlanna was active in serving Rotary dinners and funeral dinners. She delivered Meals on Wheels, called Bingo at the RCF, and frequently made holiday cookies to be served at the SCCC Birthday parties. Perlanna was a member of the Cottage Prayer Group and the Priscilla and Mary Circles at the Memphis United Church.

Perlanna also enjoyed playing cards, attending local and state wide events of the UMW, and eating out with her friends. Perlanna was a good cook and specialized in white fudge, Texas sheet cake, Jello Ribbon salad and decorated holiday cut out sugar cookies for every occasion.

Perlanna was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother Vaughn, and her nephew Todd. She is survived by her nephew Brian Biggs, his wife Lisa and their daughter Sydney; her niece, Kellie Armijo and her husband Mark; her sister-in-law Karen Biggs, and her dear friends Pam Glasgow and Joan Ferguson; as well as many other friends.

Memorials are suggested to the Scotland County Nutrition Center and can be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St., Memphis, MO 63555.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 27, 2011, at 2:00 P.M. at the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Pastor David Howlett officiating. Interment followed in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Cantril, Iowa.

Pallbearers were Jack Sharp, Mike Ahland, Steve Morris, Eugene Burkholder, Scott and Stacy Westhoff. Musicians were Sarah Myers: pianist and Tom Cotton: soloist.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis.

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