Donna Marie Galbreath Robbins, 73, of Warsaw, IL, departed this life on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on August 13, 1946 in Keokuk, IA, the daughter of Elroy and Eleanor Mae Ecksteine Hampton Galbreath. She graduated from Keokuk High School with the Class of 1966.
Donna met and married the love of her life, Louis Raydell Robbins on December 24, 1963 in Keokuk and they had three children.
Donna was a Physical Therapist at Keokuk Convalescent Center and retired from there after 30 years of service.
She was a faithful member of the New Bethel Church in Keokuk where she helped with mission work. She enjoyed attending church functions and going on church trips.
She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed making quilts, blankets and clothing. Donna loved to sing and was a member of the Voices of Worship Choir. She also enjoyed reading and collecting dolls and figurines. Donna and her husband loved to travel and especially enjoyed their trips to Branson, Hawaii, Jamaica and California. Her life revolved around her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends and she will be dearly missed.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband Ray of Warsaw, IL, two sons, Jeffrey C. Robbins and Deon S. Robbins both of California, two sisters, Lorraine Camper of California and Gail Ann Galbreath Lewis of Keokuk, her god-sister, Patricia Derrick Townsend of California ten grandchildren, DaVanna Terry (Nicholas), Nashay Robbins, Tevin Robbins (Aundrea), Latisha Humburd, Aaron Robbins, T’onna Robbins, Armond Walker (Ciara), Shantel Walker, Dezmond Smith and Travarus Seay, twenty-three great-grandchildren, Jaydon Doran, Kaemdon LeJeune, Jahnique, Duhliela, Theodore and Eleanor, Maya Robbins, Jessanie Moore and Janiya Scott, Amiyha, Alijah and Aubryana Smith, Dylan and LaLanie Walker and Armond Jr and Avonte Walker, Kenneth McKinney, Elijah and Variah Seay, Thomas Niedermeyer, Jayson, Elisha and Dravin Walker, three nephews, Rodney and Brian Camper and Rashaad Buckney, five nieces, Tomekia and Tia Dumas, Erika Galbreath, Monisa (Louis) Brown and Elysia Davis, several great and great-great- nephews and nieces, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Deana Smith, one brother, Elroy L. Galbreath III, one grandson, Damon Robbins, her grandparents, several Aunts and Uncles and a brother-in-law, Morris Lewis, Jr.
Funeral Services will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday at the New Bethel Church in Keokuk with Pastor Debra Letcher officiating.
Visitation will be held after 1 p.m., Friday at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk with the family meeting with friends from 6 – 8 p.m.
A graveside service will be held October 7th at 11 am at the Keokuk National Cemetery. The procession to the cemetery will leave at 10:45 am from the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com