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Warren A. "Robby" Robbins

March 30, 1921 — July 8, 2019

Warren A. (Robby) Robbins went to be with his Lord July 8, 2019, while surrounded by family at Meadow Lakes Assisted Living, Mooresville, IN.  He was 98 years old and died of natural causes.  Warren was born in Belleville, KS March 30, 1921 to Earl William and Frankie Jane (Thomas) Robbins.  He was the third of four siblings.  Warren was a "Minister of the Gospel".  He preached his first sermon at the age of 18 and his last at the age of 97.  Warren was formally ordained to the Christian Ministry in Randall, KS in 1943.  He obtained a BA from Manhattan Bible College, Manhattan, KS in 1944 and a Bachelor of Divinity from The Christian Theological Seminary (Butler) in Indianapolis, IN in 1962.  While a young ministerial student he was an itinerant minister, hitchhiking to preach to various Kansas churches  After graduation he traveled with his wife Margaret for two years recruiting students for Manhattan Bible College before settling in Indiana in the late 1940's.  Warren served as a minister of Christian Churches in both Monrovia and Jamestown, IN.  He ministered to the Christian Church in Plainfield for 20 years followed by the Christian Church in Herrin, IL.  He and Margaret were instrumental in founding the Christian Church in Aurora, KY where they continued to serve for 25 years.  Warren was a past President of the former Plainfield Ministerial Association.  While there he was honored for assisting over 30 paroled juveniles.  He served on boards at Eastern Christian and Milligan Colleges.  He served on various committees for the North American Christian Convention.  Warren retired from employed ministry in his mid eighties and moved back to Plainfield to be near family.  In recent years he preached monthly at the retirement center where he resided.  He served as an elder and active member of the Hazelwood Christian Church where he participated in endeavors such as the former "Lead me" ministry and the "Feed the hungry of Indianapolis" ministry.  Warren was preceded in death by his beloved wife of over 66 years, Margaret Louise Caselman Robbins, his precious daughter, Rebecca Joanne Robbins Cole; great-grandson, Chase Douglas Varvil; his parents, and siblings, Lloyd, Ruth and Esterbelle.  Warren is survived by his daughters, Kathryn (Ron) Arrington, Jan (Doug) Varvil; grandchildren, Dustin (Wendy) Varvil, Ian Cole, Ben (Lyndsey) Varvil, Jake (Erin) Cole, Katie Cole Miller; and nine great-grandchildren: Braden, Nadine, Tyler, Lillian, Finnian, Ethan, Tristan, Madelyn, Oliver and his son-in-law Chuck Cole.  As in life, Warren continues in death to give of himself.  Warren generously donated his body to the Anatomical Education Program at IU School of Medicine.  This gift will contribute significantly to the advancement of health science education in the state of Indiana.  In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests that any donations to honor Warren go to his earthly church:  Hazelwood Christian Church, 9947  S. County Road 0, Clayton, IN 46118.  Memorial services will be held at Hazelwood Christian Church at 11:30 am on Saturday, July 27, 2019, where friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:30 am until service time at 11:30 am.  Arrangements by Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield.  www.hamptongentry.com

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