Peggy Robbins, 79

Funeral services for Peggy Robbins, 79, of Gainesville were held Sept. 19, 2020, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Mike Dillin and Mason Eslinger officiating. Mrs. Robbins died peacefully at the family home on Sept. 15.

She was born Dec. 27, 1940, in Thornfield, the daughter of Iva Ethel Lawson Friend and Benjamin Harrison Friend. She was part of a large family of 21 siblings.

On Sept. 1, 1953, in Gainesville, she married Bob Robbins. They celebrated 67 years of marriage this month. Their love spread into a happy home with four beautiful children.

Mrs. Robbins was one of a kind. She loved working in her flowers and yard, making quilts, wearing jewelry with “a little bling, and spending time with family and friends. She was known for her unconditional love, and she always opened her home and heart to those in need. She would express exactly what she thought, whether or not the listener liked it. Her blackberry cobbler without seeds was a family favorite.

She was a hard worker, taking jobs at the shirt factory, Baxter Lab, Emerson Electric, Peggy’s Variety and the hardware store. (Her grandchildren loved rolling down the backyard hill in the large boxes she brought home from the hardware.) 

She loved her large family and was a wonderful friend, wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband, Bob, and their children and their spouses, Kathy Jackson and husband Rick of Paragould, Arkansas, Pam Ross of Gainesville, Diana Premer and husband Jerry of Drury, Marty Robbins and wife Cindy of Ozark; a special nephew, Chris Berger and wife Amanda of Wright City; her grandkids, Josh and Chelsea Jackson, Juli Jackson, Jessica and Jonathon Harley, Sarah and Tommy Peterson, Dustin and Kayla Premer, Dominique and Justin Reed, Abby Robbins, Matthew Robbins, Christopher, Gunnar, Ryder, Stephy and Jordan Berger; great-grandkids Jace Jackson, Connor, Colin, Kasen Masterson, Joshua and Judah Jackson, Jentry, Jax and Jennings Harley, Mariah, Melody and Colton Premer, Samuel Reed, Kayleigh Robbins; and great-great-grandchild Jocelyn Jackson; sister Polly Ousley of Ava and brother E.W. Friend and wife Ina of Wasola; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Jeremiah Jackson; her parents, and 18 of her siblings as well as many nieces and nephews.  

Burial was in the Sims Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to Sims Cemetery. 

Arrangements by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville.  

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