Civilla (Sandlin) Robinson – Hays Post

Civilla (Sandlin) Robinson, 92, the second child of Grog Phillip and Pearl Ellen (Chamberlain) Sandlin, was born February 16, 1930, in LaValle, Missouri. Civilla passed away Saturday, November 5, 2022, at Graham County Hospital in Hill City, Kansas.
Civilla grew up on a small family farm outside of Lilbourn, Missouri. When her parents brought her home, her older sister said, “That’s my sissy baby.” The nickname stuck. Sissy was a 1948 graduate of Lilbourn High School. On June 4, 1949,  Civilla was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart Simon Peter Robinson Jr. To this union, four children were born: Michael Glenn, Sherry Lynn, Richard Dale, and Peter Eugene. Their family moved to Granby, Colorado, in December of 1957 and S.P. and Sissy took over the operation of a Mobil Service Station and bulk plant. They later purchased the service station, which they operated for over 40 years, first as a Mobil Service Station and later as a Phillips 66 Service Station, better known as Pete’s 66. Sissy moved to Bogue in 2007 and lived there until moving into Dawson Place earlier this year.
The Robinson home revolved around running that service station, seven days a week for many years. Their home was on a large lot directly behind their business so trips back and forth from home to work were made frequently throughout the day. Sissy was the person who kept the service station clean, lent a hand as needed and kept the books for their family business.
Sissy loved to cook. In the summer there were barbecues and hand cranked homemade ice cream. Homemade cookies and candy were a staple at Christmas. Sissy was very proud of the flower gardens she grew which featured perennials and lots of annual flowers including her favorite, red petunias. Sissy also enjoyed fishing with her family. She would take a picnic lunch and say, “The fish might not bite but we sure will.”
In her later years she loved bird watching and spotting her favorite bird, the red cardinal. Her boys remember that their mom was always offering coffee and food to friends and family that came over to visit and that no one ever left their home hungry. Sissy loved being “Grannie” and cared deeply for her 11 grandchildren. She never hesitated to offer to take care of them whenever the need arose. and would do anything to help them out whenever she could.
Sissy was preceded in death by her parents, husband S.P Robinson Jr., son Michael Glenn and daughter Sherry Lynn; sisters: Erekia Sandlin, Priscilla Scherer, Wanda Kell, and brother Groggy Sandlin.
Those left to mourn Sissy are her sons: Richard and wife Deb Robinson of Hill City, Peter Robinson of Granby, Colorado; sister: Cendra Moss of Denham Springs, Louisiana; brother-in-law: Bill Kell of Springfield, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
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