Robbie Lea Smith

January 24, 1956September 9, 2013
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Robbie Lea Smith of Fulton died Monday, September 9, 2013 in Fulton, Missouri.

She was born January 24, 1956 to the late Sarah Davis and Robert Wayne Crowson.

Robbie will be sadly missed by survivors; one daughter Chelsea Renee Smith of Fulton; two brothers, David E. Crowson (Susie) of Fulton, and Jeff W. Crowson (Carla) of Imperial, and one sister, Debbie Kay Crowson of Fulton; two nieces, Lacy Reeves and Bonnie Floyd; two great nieces, Hope Thatcher and Cheyenne Floyd; three great-nephews, Devin and Mason Reeves and Brandon Floyd; and numerous loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Robbie graduated from Fulton High School in 1974 and College of the Ozarks in 1978.

She worked various jobs including a police officer for the city of Fulton, a probation and parole officer for the Southwestern Region of Missouri, an investigator for the Division of Welfare Fraud, a Human Resource officer for the state of Missouri, a secretary at the Fulton Academy, and Administrative Assistant for the Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce and high school secretary at South Callaway.

Robbie was also involved in the Fulton Breakfast Optimists and the Fulton Housing Authority. Robbie was a long-time member of the Sugar Grove Baptist Church in Columbia.

It was Robbie’s wish to be cremated.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton with Harry Williams officiating. Family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until time of service.

Memorials are suggested to Chelsea Smith for her college education c/o Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court Street, Fulton, Mo. 65251

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Glenda Blanchard

September 27, 2013

I did not hear of Robbie's passing until September 23rd. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked for the Dept. of Social Services and worked with Robbie and had known her for years. She was a great lady. The world has lost a wonderful person.

Amy Woods Hoyt

September 16, 2013

I'm so sorry to hear of Robbie's passing. I worked with her several years ago at the Department of Social Services and she always had a smile on her face. My condolences.

Kathleen Tucker

September 16, 2013

Chelsea, our thoughts and prayers are with you. I truly enjoyed working with your mom when she was at Fulton Academy, she always had a smile and was laughing. She will be missed. I am so sorry that I was unable to come to the service, but I was thinking of you.

Melissa (Mertens) Pecher

September 16, 2013

Chelsea, I am saddened to hear about Robbie's passing. The wonderful and happy memories that I have of working with her and babysitting you will never be forgotten. She was such a great role model for me during my college years. I know that she instilled her strength and kindness in you! She will be greatly missed! Take prayers are with you.

September 15, 2013

Dear Chelsea,
I am so sorry for your loss. I was the one that helped Robbie on the trips with the chamber. You and her went of the first trip to French Riviera. I was shocked to hear of your mother's passing in my town of Troy, MO. You and your whole family are in my thoughts ! She was a wonderful person!
Sonia Smith
Collette Vacations
Troy, MO

Bernice Oliver

September 14, 2013

David and family:
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My sympathy to all of you.
Bernice Oliver

Terry Luebbert

September 14, 2013

Oh my gosh what a loss to this world. You will be truly missed!

Jennifer Wease

September 14, 2013

Robbie was a great person and fun to work with. She is missed.

Heather Helsel

September 14, 2013

Robbie had a servant's heart and always tried to lift the burden from others. Her smile, her laugh, her stories made it so easy to love her! She made everyone feel better when she was around, I will miss her very much!

Ron Ingram

September 13, 2013

Debbie, Chelsea, and family. Hold on to your happy memories of Robbie. They are a legacy of her love for you. She was and is one of my dearest friends, my "Minke". I'm so very sorry for your loss. My heart aches...