Debra (Craft) Robinson, 66, Etna Green, passed away on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. Deb was born Jan. 23, 1951, to Darl and Norma (Tinkey) Craft. She was in the first graduating class from Triton High School in Bourbon in 1969. Robinson married Ronald Robinson May 24, 1974.
Robinson is survived by her husband and their three children: Melissa (Greg) Burns, Sara (Richard) Grossman, and Michael (Stacy) Robinson, all three of which live nearby in Etna Green. She was blessed with four grandchildren and her fifth due in February: Bailee Burns, Breann Burns, Carter Grossman and Heidi Grossman. Also surviving is her brother, Greg (Kandi) Craft, Bourbon; her mother-in-law, Jean Robinson, Syracuse; and her brother-in-law Donald (Kathi) Robinson, Syracuse. Deb was preceded in death by her parents.
Robinson began her working years with a newspaper delivery route for the Times Union. From 1987-1990 she was the matron of the jail while her husband was Sheriff of Kosciusko County. After her time as matron, she returned to her paper route, usually with her two youngest kids in the backseat. She became a homemaker once her first grandchild was born. She was the selfless caregiver, babysitting all four of her grandchildren. She truly enjoyed watching each of them grow. Her greatest joy was being the matriarch of her family.
Calling hours are scheduled from 9-11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 6, in McHatton Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, with a Memorial Service following at 11:30 a.m. at the Funeral Chapel. Interment will be private in Syracuse Cemetery. Pastor Rich Maron will officiate the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to: K C Riley Kids Fund C/O Kosciusko Community Foundation 102 E. Market St. Warsaw, IN 46580