RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Jone M. Robinson, 92, a homemaker with an artist’s spirit, died Nov. 28, 2017, in Johnson City with her family by her said.
Her favorite mantras were “ever onward” and “God is good.”
She was born on March 26, 1925, in Buffalo, daughter of the late William and Maybelle (Printup) Green. She was educated at the Thomas Indian School on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation in Erie County, and later attended and graduated from Richfield Springs Central School. She furthered her education at SUNY Albany.
In August 1955, she was united in marriage to Clyde Robinson in Tannersville.
She was a lady with exceptional artistic ability, enjoying writing and reading, poetry, painting, sewing and quilting. She was a voracious reader of all worldly writings and was a tomboy at heart, both playing and watching basketball and football.
Jone was musically gifted as well, with a lovely singing voice that could calm, old and young alike. She learned to play the piano, guitar, and harmonica on her own. Her musical spirit and encyclopedic knowledge of songs brought joy to many; as did her love of this world, it’s varied, endless colors and artistic forms. She was a wonderful embodiment of maternal love and nurturing, to all she met. She is greatly loved and missed by all.
Jone was predeceased by her daughter Kittie in 1960 and her husband Clyde in 2015.
She is survived by daughters Margo (Phil Roberts), Rebecca (Clenn Hampton), and Pamela (Gerry Shetter); son Christopher (Marci) Robinson; granddaughter Rachel Robinson; and grandson Jonas Hampton.
The family will receive relatives and friends 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the Fischer-Scholder Funeral Home, 269 Chenango Street, Binghamton. A gathering will follow at 7 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel, 225 Water Street, Binghamton.
The next day, family will be receiving relatives and friends noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home in Richfield Springs. A celebration of life will follow at 2 p.m., with a gathering afterwards at the Genesee Tavern, 28 Lake St.
Interment will be in Twilight Rest Cemetery, Monticello (Richfield Springs) next spring or summer.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your local NPR radio or PBS television station in her honor.