Iris Ann (Cavanaugh) Robinson
April 28, 1926 - August 15, 2020
Iris Robinson, 94, of Bradenton, Florida, passed away peacefully on August 15, 2020 at BayVue Nursing and Rehab Center. Iris was born on April 28, 1926 in Walbridge, Ohio to Edward Andrew Cavanaugh and Gladys Fern (Bowland) Cavanaugh.
Iris grew up during the The Great Depression in Walbridge, Ohio and graduated from Walbridge High School in 1944. She married her high school sweetheart, Kenneth Lee Robinson in May, shortly after graduating. She was fortunate to be able to stay at home and raise their 4 children, Charlotte, Jim, Sally, and John.
Iris was happiest when she was surrounded by family. Her cooking was enjoyed by all... especially the fish dinners she served at their home on Lake Erie. Her mouth watering blueberry and pumpkin pies and her nut bread were favorites during the holidays.
Iris enjoyed fishing on Lake Erie and playing cards with Ken and their friends. She was a whiz at working crossword puzzles and an avid reader. Watching baseball was one of her favorite pastimes. She rooted for the Detroit Tigers while living in Ohio and then followed the Tampa Bay Rays after moving to Bradenton.
Iris was a woman of faith and attended Mainstreet Church in Walbridge, Ohio and Orange Grove Free Methodist Church in Bradenton. She was very grateful for the long, full, and blessed life that God granted her. The family knows she is celebrating in heaven with Jesus, reunited with the loved ones who have gone before her.
Left to cherish her memory is her devoted husband, Kenneth Robinson, her loving children Charlotte (Garry) Saffran of Walbridge, Ohio, Jim (Irene) Robinson of Maumee, Ohio, Sally (Steve) McWilliams of Peachtree City, Georgia, and John (Carolyn) Robinson of Lake Kiowa, Texas; Elizabeth Albritton of Parrish, Florida, a dear friend, who became like another daughter; brother Terrance (Donna) Cavanaugh of Dade City, Florida; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Thelma Edyne Collins, her brother-in-law, Kenneth Collins, and her brother Thomas Cavanaugh.
The family would like to thank her care-givers, especially her nurse, Peter, and her speech therapist, Rayanne at BayVue for their loving care.
A private celebration of life service will be held at a future date. Those planning on an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Orange Grove Free Methodist Church, 2202 26th Avenue East, Bradenton, Florida 34208, or Mainstreet Church 5465 Moline Martin Road, Walbridge, Ohio 43465, or a contribution of the donors choice.
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