Nellie Titus Robinson, a lifetime resident of Atwood, passed away quietly in the early hours of Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at home. Nellie had a spunk and a zest for life which was memorable and admirable, even at age 87.
Born Jan. 21, 1934, in Atwood, she was the last surviving of six children born to Ben J. Titus and Kathryn L. (Hungerford) Titus. She was a 1951 graduate of Atwood High School and attended Manchester College following graduation.
Nellie was united in marriage to the late Roger D. Robinson Sept. 19, 1953. The pair shared nearly fifty-five years together before his passing on Aug. 21, 2008. Their union was blessed with three children and their families, including many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Professionally, Nellie worked for LM Berry in the early years as secretary to the division manager. She also worked for Creighton Brothers for several years but is better remembered for her time as a librarian for Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation, in the trust department of First National Bank and for assisting grieving families at Titus Funeral Home.
In retirement, Nellie stayed busier than many working-age people. She enjoyed attending Triton Basketball games, shopping, and was always on-the-go helping at the funeral home, the church and in any way she could. Her monthly calendar was a diary of sorts, documenting her busy days and helping her to plan for meetings and for every memorable family occasion.
Nellie loved time spent with her family and was sure to bring out the camera which often made everyone duck out of the way. As the photographer, she took many photos but was rarely in them. She is also remembered as Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star in Bourbon, member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Atwood and as a member of the Red Hat Society. She was formerly a longtime member of Atwood Otterbein Church and currently a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Warsaw as well as the United Methodist Women.
Those who survive with memories to cherish include her three children: Aimee (Dennis) Kessie of Braidwood, Ill.; Jay (Lana) Robinson of Warsaw; and Kirk (Kim) Robinson of Akron; eight grandchildren: Alexandra (Ben) Smith, Mason Kessie, Wyatt Kessie, Andrew (Krystle) Robinson, Emily (Kirklun) Proctor, Angela (Chad) Gebert, Kyle (Megan) Robinson, and Kara Robinson; and eleven great-grandchildren: Elara, Julie, Peyton, Madison, Bryce, Aubrey, Coby, Carl, Chloe, Cassandra, and Truman.
In addition to her husband, Roger, Nellie was preceded in passing by grandson, James Popenfoose; sister, Wylan Smith and brothers: Ben, Ned, Ted, and Don Titus.
A Life Celebration® is entrusted to Warsaw’s Titus Funeral Home, 2000 East Sheridan Street where visitation will be held from noon-4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 31. On Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home, Pastor Ernie Troxell will officiate Nellie’s funeral service with burial to follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be directed to Trinity United Methodist Church, 832 East Center Street, Warsaw, IN 46580. Condolences may be left for the family at www.TitusFuneralHome.com