• Myrtha (Fenn) Robinson

  • Myrtha (Fenn) Robinson, 89, of Independence, Mo., passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013, in her home, after a brief illness.

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  • Myrtha (Fenn) Robinson, 89, of Independence, Mo., passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013, in her home, after a brief illness.
    A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the Carson-Speaks Chapel, 1501 W, Lexington Ave., Independence. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at the chapel. Burial will be at Mound Grove Cemetery.
    Myrtha was born on January 7, 1924, in Carson, Iowa, to Weaver and Bertha Fenn. She graduated from Carson High School and received her teaching certificate from Parsons College in Fairfield, Iowa. She obtained her first teaching position in Collins, Iowa, where she met her husband, William H. Robinson Jr. Myrtha was a much respected teacher for over 30 years in schools in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri, while she continued her own education over many of those years. She received her B.A. in education from Pestalozzi-Froebel College in Chicago and her Masters from Webster College in St. Louis. Myrtha was a lifelong member of the Community of Christ Church, and during her retirement years attended the Liberty Street and Mesa, Ariz., Congregations. She was well-known for a variety of leadership roles in the several congregations where she served. Myrtha was especially known for her piano ministry, which she provided for nearly 80 years. She was an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Church Women United and the Independence Music Club. She also volunteered at the Community of Christ Temple Library, Hope House, and the after-school program at Hocker Heights.
    Myrtha is survived by her three children, Kathy Robinson, Marcia Hettrick (Ric) and Steve Robinson (Brenda); five grandchildren, Kristi Hettrick, Katie Dennis (Caleb), David Hettrick, Abby Robinson and Sam Robinson (Rachel); five great-grandchildren, Casey and Jackson Main, and Danny, Callie and Lily Dennis; sister, Joan Slaght (Lloyd); brother, Carl Fenn (Linda); sisters-in-law, Betty Fenn and Karol Atwood; as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
    The family suggests donations to Outreach International in Myrtha's name. Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com.
    Arrangements: Carson-Speaks Chapel, 816-252-7900.
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