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Nell M. Crim Robb 1883-1967


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 1/9/2011 at 23:50:20

Death Takes Mrs. George Robb, 84
Mrs. George Robb, 84, died at 7:45 a.m. Sunday [May 14, 1967] at Holy Family Hospital, where she had been a patient for two and a half months. Her death was attributed to heart failure and complications.

Mrs. Robb was born Jan. 2, 1883 in Boone County, the daughter of Alfred and Eva Crim. The family moved to Estherville that same year.

She received her elementary education in Estherville schools and was a graduate of Estherville High School. She and Mr. Robb were married Dec. 4, 1902 at Estherville. She was a member of First Methodist Church.

Mrs. Robb took an active interest in her church, and in civic affairs, (both on a local and state level.)

She served as president of the Woman's Society of Christian Service of her church, was treasurer of the Northwest Iowa Conference of the church, was a member of the Estherville Women's Club, and of the Iowa Legislative Ladies League.

She was especially interested in prison rehabilitation, and she carried on an active correspondence with prisoners and parolees until she became ill. She had been mentioned in the Fort Madison penitentiary newspaper, Presidio, for her work with prisoners.

Mrs. Robb's husband served four terms as Emmet County representative in the State Legislature, was appointed to the state tax commission, was mayor of Estherville, served on the city council, was a member of the school board, and was a leader in community activities.

Mrs. Robb is survived by a son, J. M. Robb, and a daughter, Mrs. Evan (Maurine) Higgins, both of Minneapolis; five grandchildren, George Merrill Robb, Mrs. William O'Brien, Mrs. Kenneth Winger, Jone and Jack Higgins; and a sister, Mrs. C. K. Luikart, also of Minneapolis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oct. 27, 1951, her parents and two brothers, Loyd and Willard Crim.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church with burial in Oakhill Cemetery. The Rev. C. R. Buckwalter will officiate.

Friends may call at Fuhrman Funeral Home at any time until 11 a.m. Tuesday, when the body will be taken to the church.

Pallbearers will be John Rugtiv, Vance Crim, Wayne Crim, George Robb, Jack Higgins and Kenneth Luikart. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, May 15, 1967)


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