The Leon Journal-Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
OBITUARY ~ IRA FOSTER ROBINSON
Ira Foster ROBINSON, the youngest of twelve children of Andrew Kendall and Ann PETINGER ROBINSON was born
near Confidence, Iowa, Oct. 11, 1879 and passed away at his home in Leon, Iowa, June 25, 1958 at the age of
78 years, 8 months, 14 days.
He spent his youth in Wayne County and joined his brother, Jim, in operating a
general store in Kellerton, Iowa for eight years. He married to Mae TONEY, March 23, 1908. To this union was
born two daughters, Pearle LEONARD of Lamoni and Cleo HEMBRY of Van Wert, Iowa.
After a brief residence in
Texas they farmed near Lamoni, Iowa until his retirement thirteen years ago. Since then, he has resided in
He is survived by his wife, his two daughters, three grandchildren, Bob LEONARD and Fern KLEIN of Des
Moines and Glen HEMBRY of Van Wert; a son-in-law, Leo HEMBRY; two brothers, Jake of Promise City, Iowa and
Jim of Hamilton, Mo.; two half-brothers Rolla of Katy, Texas and Clay of Houston, Texas; and
great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
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