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Robbins, Toby Ellen

Toby Ellen Robbins, 78, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away on Dec. 17, 2016.

 

Funeral services were scheduled to take place at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the Louis Memorial Chapel, with burial to follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. The family suggests contributions to Kansas City Hospice, 12000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145 or Hadassah Greater Kansas City, 12008 Horton, Apt.56, Overland Park, KS 66209.

Toby was born Oct. 17, 1938, to the late Max and Marian Shapiro in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from Paseo High School in 1956 and she was a graduate of Draughon’s College of Commerce. She worked for several years as a legal secretary. She possessed excellent skills.

She married Walter Robbins in 1961 and they celebrated their 55th anniversary on Nov. 25, 2016. 

Toby and Walter lived on Long Island, New York, for many years where they raised their children. Later they moved to South Carolina where family and friends would often come to visit.

Toby was an avid reader and an accomplished cook who happily shared her recipes. She enjoyed all types of music and being near the water. She was an expert seamstress and took pride in making almost all of her own clothes. 

Over the years, Toby and Walter participated in 14 Elder Hostel programs at varied locations where work study and recreation were combined.  

Toby is survived by her husband, Walter, siblings: Rita Shapiro and Sandra Golden of Kansas City, Martin Shapiro of Chevy Chase, Maryland; brother and sisters-in-law: Steve and Fran Robbins of Newtown, Pennsylvania, and Dan and Joyce Schleifer of Brick, New Jersey. There are two children: Alan Robbins and Jill Goldberg; three grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.

When Toby laughed, we all laughed. Toby was loved and will be very much missed.

Online condolences may be left at www.louismemorialchapel.com.

Arrangements by The Louis Memorial Chapel, 816-361-5211.