Joan Robinson (1932-2003)

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Joan Robinson Bennett Miller Thompson
Born: 29 Jun 1932 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Died: 29 Dec 2003 Grandville, Michigan
Father: Lewis Lincoln Robinson
Mother: Elnor Iva Slocum
Siblings: Lavina Marie Robinson
Betty Jean Robinson
Arbutus M. Robinson
Robert W. Robinson
Audrey D. Robinson
Joan Robinson
Sandy Robinson
Dorman J. Robinson
Dale Robinson
Spouse: Stewart Wesley Bennett
Married: 25 Sep 1948 Emmet Co., Michigan
Children: Dennis Bennett
Gerald Bennett
Terry Bennett
Debra Bennett
Spouse: William Stevenson Miller
Married: 29 Jul 1961 Emmet Co., Michigan
Married: Mr. Thompson


Petoskey News-Review,Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Joan (Bennett) Thompson, 71

Joan Thompson went home to be with her Savior Dec. 29, 2003. She died peacefully at the Grandville, Mich., home of her daughter, Debra, surrounded by loving family. Memorial services will be held Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, at Sunset Park Church, 3450 Michael Avenue S.W., Wyoming, Mich.

Joan Robinson was born June 29, 1932, in Emmet County, Mich., the daughter of Lewis "Bob" Robinson and Elnor Slocum Robinson. She grew up in this area, living most of her life in Michigan, except for a few years in Stuart, Fla.

Joan's life revolved around her church, her children and grandchildren. She so enjoyed watching her great-grandchildren as they entered this world and created many wonderful memories together. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Joan is survived by sons Dennis (Mary) Bennett of Alanson and Gerald (Jackie) Bennett of Jenison; daughters Debra (Melvin) Thompson of Grandville and Kimberly (Bud) Houston of LaGrange, Ohio; and daughter-in-law Ruth Bennett of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Audrey Jablinskey, of Imlay City; and brothers Dorman (Doris) of Charlevoix, Dale (Joan) of Petoskey, and Sandy (Chris) of Boyne City, and many nieces and nephews. Joan was preceded in death by her son, Terry Bennett, granddaughter Kelli Jo Thompson, brother Robert, and sisters Lavina Billiau, Arbutus Robinson and Betty Cease.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Association of Western Michigan, 1401 Cedar St. NE, Grand Rapids, Mich. 49503.


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Date of Marriage: 9/25/1948
Liber: 5
Folio: 83
  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
MILLER, William Stevenson & BENNETT, Joan Robinson
Date of Marriage: 7/29/1961
Liber: 1961
Folio: 88