March 8, 2012

(3/26/1929 - 3/2/2012)

Betty Jo Robbins, 82, of Jefferson City, formerly of Memphis, died Friday, March 2, 2012 at her home.

She was born the daughter of Delmar and Kathryn Saxton on March 26, 1929 in Kansas City, MO.

Betty graduated from the Memphis (MO) High School in 1947.

She married Donald E. Robbins on June 22, 1949. He preceded her in death on August 19, 1982.

They had four children: David, Donita, Sherry and Scott. The Robbins lived and farmed east of Memphis until Donald's death. Betty moved to the Lake of the Ozarks area in 1984. She later moved to Jefferson City.

Betty worked for many years in retail clothing and had a flare for fashion. After her retirement, she enjoyed gardening and decorating her home.

She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Donita Kay Robbins; and son, Scott E. Robbins.

She is survived by her son, David and wife Elaine Robbins of Marshall, MO; Sherry King Kupferle and husband William of Jefferson City; daughter-in-law Millie Robbins of Russellville, MO; grandchildren Sam Alexander of Jefferson City, Valerie and husband Michael Jett of Murrieta, CA, Brennen Robbins of Tucson, AZ, Michelle and husband Brandon Harlin of Marshall, MO and Donnie Robbins of Russellville; five great-grandchildren and a brother, Larry Saxton of Kahoka, MO.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at the Memphis United Methodist Church with Pastor David Howlett officiating. Sam Alexander, Brandon Hardin, Donnie Robbins, Jed Hinds, Stanley Prather, and Dennis Baker were pallbearers. Burial was in the Conyers Cemetery in Scotland County, MO.

Memorials are suggested to the Conyers Cemetery and can be left at or mailed to the Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main St., Memphis, MO 63555.

Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Robbin's family by signing the guest book at

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