Zechar Bailey Funeral Home

1499 N Broadway PO Box 337, Greenville, OH


Marilyn J. Robbins

3 September, 19335 February, 2020

Marilyn J. Robbins, age 86 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 6:40 PM Wednesday February 5, 2020 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Marilyn was born September 3, 1933 in Dayton, Ohio and the daughter of the late Fred and Gladys (Midlam) Earhart.

She was retired from Greenville National Bank following a 34-year banking career. She was a member of the Greenville Missionary Church, served as a volunteer at the Garst Museum and a member of the Historical Society of the Garst Museum, Friends of the Greenville Library, Darke County Shawnee Park and involved with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband Dale Robbins July 26, 2003. They were married April 10, 1954.

She is survived by her daughter Tamra S. Brandon of Greenville; granddaughter Erin Ashley Houpt of Greenville and great granddaughter Addison Jean Houpt of Greenville.

Private Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Garst Museum.


  • Burial, Private


Marilyn J. Robbins

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Irene Hawker

16 February 2020

Dear Tammy (and family),
I was so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. Marilyn and I started 1st grade together at South School, graduated from GHS in '51 together, and shared many fond memories. When I started teaching 1st grade at South School, I was fortunate to have several of my classmates' children in my class, including Dale and Marilyn's little girl , Tammy. You may remember your 1st grade teacher, (Mrs. Ungericht). You have my deepest sympathy.
Irene Ungericht Hawker

Mike Stegall

14 February 2020

I remember all the good times growing up with Tammy and her parents at Wayne Lakes. Our parents were friends forever and they did some crazy things together! So sorry for the family as Marilyn will be missed, she was a good person!

Marilou Coverstone

10 February 2020

Tammy & Family,

So enjoyed talking with your Mom at craft sales. Purchased many cards and other small items that she had made over the years...a very talented woman. My sympathy to you all....Marilou Coverstone


10 February 2020

I feel truly blessed to have met Marilyn. Our friendship grew through our mutual volunteer work with the local Friends of the Library group. The Book Sales at the Humane Society were especially nice as on our break Marilyn and I would cross the street and get Ice Cream from Roger's...for her butter pecan and for me mint chocolate chip. I will miss our conversations, her love of books, her kind listening ear, and hearing about the beautiful basket collection she displayed so proudly in her front sitting room.
She will be greatly missed!

Diane Evans

9 February 2020

Tammy- My sympathy to you and your family on Marilyn's passing.
I first met her at Garst Museum about 13 years ago. It didn't take long for me to realize what a giving, special person your mother was- her dedication as a volunteer, and her commitment to history. Researching and saving Annie's stories by writing and publishing books to share with all of us make her contributions last forever. She was a wonderful person who will be greatly missed by family, friends and the community.
Diane Evans

Bonnie Perry

9 February 2020

I served with Marilyn on the Annie Oakley Foundation Center. She donated so many hours to research and writing books. We could always count on Marilyn for accurate history on Annie.
Nobody will fill that gap. I am proud to say I knew her.

Bonnie Perry

Deborah Sodders

7 February 2020

So blessed to be able to volunteer with Marilyn at Garst Museum and even more blessed to call her our friend. So very sorry to read of her passing!

Debby & Dick Sodders

Carolyn Fletcher

7 February 2020

I treasure the short time I was able to spend with Marilyn at Garst Museum. She was a thoughtful, generous and wonderful lady.
My thoughts and prayers go out for Marilyn’s family.