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Marlene Robinson joined the Choir in Heaven on April 8, 2024 at the age of 82. She was a wonderful Christian wife, mother, and grandmother.

Marlene was born on November 27, 1941, in Camp, Arkansas. She grew up in Thayer, Missouri. She was united in marriage to John David Robinson on June 3, 1959, at the First Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring.  The couple have two girls, Monica Gail, and Kathryn. John and Marlene were married 64 years.

Marlene was a homemaker until Gail started Kindergarten. She then started working for Mammoth Spring School as a Kindergarten aide. This job led her to a preschool teaching position for a home based program and center based program through Northcentral Arkansas Development Council.  She loved working with children and helping their families.  

Marlene loved growing flowers in the yard. Irises were her favorite and she had numerous varieties to enjoy. She also enjoyed raising chickens. She taught Sunday School for many years until her memory faded. During the last few years, Alzheimer’s disease took her memory; however, she still knew all the hymns and enjoyed singing in the choir. Marlene was devoted and faithful to Jesus, her husband, and her family.

Marlene is survived by her husband, John David, daughters Monica Gail Andrews (Don) and Kathryn Anderson (Gary), grandsons, Tanner Andrews and Eric Anderson, a great-grandson, Carson Andrews, and a brother, Larry Reeves (Lois).

Marlene was preceded in death by her father, Earl Reeves, mother, Joyce Rogers, sisters Earlene Simmons and Rudeen Poulette, and a brother, Rudy Reeves.

Graveside Services will be on Thursday,  April 11, 2024, at 11:00 a.m., at the Thayer, Cemetery. Brother Chris Powers of the First Baptist Church of Mammoth Spring, Missouri, will be officiating. 

Services in care of Carter Funeral Home Inc., – Thayer, Missouri.



  1. Maria Pierson
    April 9, 2024 @ 1:01 pm

    My prayers are with you all, with the loss of your beautiful, loving, wonderful momma. I know you have so many memories of her. Love y’all!


  2. Kathy French
    April 9, 2024 @ 8:52 pm

    Was a wonderful lady
    I worked with here for a few year we became good friends while we worked at a day care in Mammoth Spring
    She was a very caring and lovely person
    Love to all the family


    • Robin Schutt
      April 10, 2024 @ 11:56 am

      Marlene was a very sweet lady. She made you feel welcome when I would come to her house. She had a sweet smile. I know she will be missed by her family. Prayers for the family.


    • Debbie Rose
      April 10, 2024 @ 10:47 pm

      Marlene was a wonderful neighbor and friend. She was always very friendly and had a smile to share. I would drive by sometimes just to look at her flowers. I know how much she loved her flowers and they were beautiful. Prayers to All of her family and loved ones.


  3. Linda Exum
    April 10, 2024 @ 12:31 pm

    My sincere condolences to Mr. Robinson, Gail and Kathryn. When I would come over to the Robinson house as a child, your Mom would always make me feel welcomed and feel at home. It was clear that Ms. Marlene had a strong faith in the Lord. I remember her praying before Kathryn and I would eat a meal (almost 50 years ago). Your mama was a special person to everyone she came in contact with. Praying for your family.


  4. Shelly Barker Justus
    April 10, 2024 @ 6:17 pm

    I remember Ms. Marlene with very fond memories. Her and Ms Kathy worked the daycare where my brother and I went. She was always so sweet even years after it closed she knew me when we happened to meet up at a store.


  5. Shelia Young
    April 10, 2024 @ 7:10 pm

    I’m sure that beautiful voice is singing loud. I loved standing next to her at church in the choir. She was a very sweet lady. She loved her family. Prayers for peace and comfort for all of you.


  6. Jeana Blackford
    April 11, 2024 @ 8:32 am

    Mrs Marlene was such a precious lady and will be truly missed ???? ????????


  7. Donna Keylon Keyes
    April 17, 2024 @ 9:00 am

    What a sweet lady Marlene was! My mother loved her as a Sunday School teacher. My prayers are with her precious girls and their families.


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