Lorene "Sparkie" Robinson was born Aug. 7, 1928, to Ollie and Myrtle (Mason) Dumolt. She passed away peacefully, Aug. 11, 2016, at Truman Healthcare.
Sparkie married Emory Dean Robinson, Nov. 17, 1957. He preceded her in death January 1969.
Also preceding her was a sister, Nadine Schmitz; two brothers, Leonard Lee and Truman Dumolt; and Jimmy Lee, a nephew who was raised as a brother.
Survivors include a sister, Marguerite Bailey, Auburn, Calif.; a son, David Pierson, Lamar, MO.; a daughter, Karen (Jerry) Crockett, Lamar; grandchildren, Stacy Webb, Mike Crockett, Amy Engelage, Anne Crockett, Gerry Dean Pierson, and Lacey Pierson; great-grandchildren, Ashley Thieman, Gretchen and Isaac Engelage, Megan Miller, McKinney and McKade Crockett; great-great-granddaughters, Maya and Maddie Miller.
Sparkie was a beautician most of her life, wintering in Florida and curling hair. Early in her career as a beautician, she represented the RUE cosmetics company and traveled to New York. She was also a licensed realtor, a park employee at Yellowstone National Park and enjoyed traveling the United States and the world. She particularly enjoyed cruising the Nile, reunited with her heritage and reuniting with her heritage in France. A lover of life, she will be missed.
Service for Sparkie will be 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at Grace Lutheran Church, with interment to follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Contributions are suggested to Grace Lutheran Church, in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
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