April 17, 2016, Skip and Jean Robison of Independence will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.

They met in February of 1946, in Omaha, Nebraska. Skip was from Red Oak, Iowa. Jean was from Wilburton, Oklahoma. At the time, Skip was serving in the United States Air Force, as a pilot of the B26 Murader and Jean was working in the Glen L. Martin airplane plant, helping to assemble the B26. After a whirlwind romance, they were married two months later, on April 17, 1946. They made their first home in Des Moines, Iowa, where their only two daughters, Pamela and Penny were born.

As Skip’s career advanced in sales, the Robisons found themselves being transferred to various locations throughout the Midwest. From Des Moines, they moved on to Omaha, Nebraska. Other locations included Minneapolis, Minnesota, Peoria, Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Anniston, Alabama, where after more than 27 years in the wholesale grocery business, Skip retired as Vice President of Sales, for the J.M. Jones Corporation. Throughout the years, the Robisons have always seen themselves as a team in doing God’s service, wherever they found themselves. Working in anything from youth ministry to pastorate, Skip and Jean have a love for the Lord and His work.

While making service to the Lord their focus, they chose to retire to Independence, Missouri, where Skip continued his ministry as an Elder, serving as pastor in various congregations of the RLDS Church. Jean has always had a love for women’s work and made many contributions throughout the years, in offering her talents to the work of Christian women. They remain active yet today and make their church home at South Crysler Restoration Branch, in Independence.

Skip and Jean have two daughters, Pam (Jack) Maybee of Blue Springs and Penny Mackison of Oak Grove, Missouri. They are the proud grandparents of 4 granddaughters, Kelli Annin (Matt) Oak Grove, Wendy Davies (Shannon) Grain Valley, Misty Floersch (Austin) Olathe, KS and Ashley Bosworth (Brandon) of Overland Park, KS. In addition, they have 9 great-grandchildren, Brycen Mackison, Zachery and Luke Annin, Aubrey, Megan and Addyson Davies and Ethan, Colton and Mason Floersch.

Congratulations to the Robinsons for this amazing milestone of 70 years together.