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Obituaries

Cynthia Ann Robbe, age 94, of Hastings passed away on February 20, 2021.  She was born on November 9, 1926, the daughter of William and Florence (Mahler) Everett. 

 

Cynthia was a graduate of Flushing High School and Eastern Michigan University.  On September 7, 1947, Cynthia married Kenneth James Robbe, and they were married for 71 years until his death in 2019.  She worked for the Hastings Area School System as a Physical Education Teacher and Coach. 

 

Cynthia was a member of Hastings Emmanuel Episcopal Church and enjoyed singing in the choir there.  She belonged to bridge clubs and the hospital guild.  She was a golf legend and enjoyed women’s volleyball, round dancing, ballroom, and swing dance. 

 

Cynthia is preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Kenneth James Robbe, parents Florence and William Everett, daughter Rebecca (Robbe) Matthews, sister Elizabeth Dial, sister-in-law Doris Sare, brothers-in-law Merlin Dyball, William Dial, David Climer and Paul Sare. 

 

She is survived by her twin sister, Margaret Climer of Mishawaka, IN, son Gary (Deborah) Robbe of Hastings, MI, daughter Kendra (Robert) Bethell of Tucson, AZ, son-in-law John Matthews of Phoenix, AZ, grandchildren Nathan Robbe, Ben Robbe, Jim (Heidi) Robbe, Amy (Kyle) Pohja, Ivory Bethell, Troy Bethell, Nadia (Michael) O’Shea, Janelle (Sheree) Matthews, Luke (Charisse) Matthews, 12 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 315 W Center Street; Hastings, MI  49058. 

 

A memorial service will be announced and held at a later date.  Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home.  To leave an online condolence, visit www.girrbachfuneralhome.net.

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