Robin Michelle Smith, 46, of Ogden, KS, passed away on May 14, 2021. Johnson Funeral Home of Junction City is assisting the family with arrangements.
Visitation will be held Friday, May 21, 2021, from 6:00 pm. to 8:00 pm., at the Johnson Funeral Home, 203 N. Washington St. in Junction City, KS.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2021, 1:00 pm, at University Christian Church, 2800 Claflin Rd., in Manhattan, KS, with Pastor Barry Park and Bishop Stephen Edwards officiating. Cremation will follow the services.
Memorials are suggested to the Flint Hills Breadbasket,
905 Yuma St., ??Manhattan, KS 66502, and the University Christian Church Women’s Ministry and Jail Ministry both at 1506 Browning Pl. Ste. #101, Manhattan, KS 66502.
Robin was born on May 21, 1974, in Lincoln, Illinois, to Clyde and Linda (Starner) Yocom. After graduating high school, she enrolled in higher education to become a Registered Nurse. Robin was an excellent provider of health services and loved being a Nurse. She attained her Bachelors in Nursing and was studying to earn her Masters Degree as a Nurse Practitioner. She was a nurse in Herington, Kansas, Irwin Army Community Hospital (IACH) in Fort Riley, Kansas, and many places all over the continental United States as well as overseas in Germany. As a young woman, she met a soldier by the name of Danuel "Dan" Smith. Dan and Robin fell in love. They married on November 15, 1996. Together, they ultimately settled their family in Ogden, KS. During her time as a military spouse, she was awarded The Order of St. Joan D'Arc Medallion from The Third Calvary Regiment for her volunteer work and was also a leader of the Family Readiness Group (FRG) for her husband’s unit.
Robin loved to bake, travel, visit friends and family, and cross stitch. She was very busy in her professional life, but always made sure she had time for the things she loved. She was a member of University Christian Church of Manhattan, Kansas, where she and her family enjoyed going to worship service. Above all she was a loving wife; caring mother; beloved daughter, sister, and niece; and loyal friend.
Robin is survived by her loving family: her husband, Dan of Ogden, KS; her three sons, Michael Smith of Minot, ND, Matthew Smith of Ogden, KS, and Jonathan Smith of Junction City, KS; her daughter, Sarah Smith; her mother Linda (Gary) Sliwa of Las Vegas, NV; her grandmother, Jan (Ron) Brandt of Huntley, IL; her two brothers, James Edward (Tammy) Yocom of Snowflake, AZ, and Cameron Joseph Sliwa of Las Vegas, NV; her two aunts, Marilyn Pilon of Salem, SC, and Trisha (Mike) Shomion of Dayton, MN; her uncle, Drew (Paula) Starner of Mt. Pleasant, MI; her best friend, Geralyn (Gordon) Russell of Prairie Du Chien, WI; many nieces and nephews; and a host of loving family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Edward Yocom, her maternal and paternal grandparents, and her uncle, Ron Pilon.
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