Thelma Robinette

Thelma Robinette passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2008.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Thelma owned and operated the Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream Store in Lancaster for 30 years.

She is survived by her six children, Michael Robinette, Peggy (James) DeJarnatt, Nan (Ralph) VanGundy, Paul Robinette, Jill (Kelly) Adams and Jon (Lauren) Robinette; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Darwin Robinette; and a brother, Earl W. Bliss.

According to Thelma's personal request, services and visitation will not be observed.

Interment will take place at Bethel Cemetery, Phillipsburg, at the convenience of the family.

If they wish, friends may make memorial donations in Thelma's name to FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, 1111 E. Main St., Lancaster, OH 43130.

Bope-Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset is in charge of arrangements.

{Author's note: I worked at Mrs. Robinette's Baskin-Robbins in Lancaster back in the late 80's. Thelma (or "T" as she liked to for us to call her) was a wonderful person and always pretty happy (except when we packed two pounds of ice cream into the one pint containers.) I'd like to think that somewhere in the deep unknown, Thelma and Darwin are together, with "T" chatting away and "D" standing close by, lovingly rolling his eyes.}

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