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Kelley Robbins

November 6, 1953


February 9, 2018




Kelley Robbins, 64, of Scottsburg, Indiana, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his family and friends. He was born on November 6, 1953 in Scottsburg, Indiana, the son of the late John M. Robbins Sr. and Goldie Pearl (Comer) Robbins. Kelley graduated from Scottsburg High School in 1971 and then earned his Bachelors Degree in Horticulture from Purdue University. He was the owner and operator of Robbins’ Landscaping and Nursery in Scottsburg, Indiana for 42 years and a member of the Church of the American Martyrs in Scottsburg, Indiana. Kelley served as a Scott County Councilman for 27 years and is currently a Scott County Commissioner, which he has been for the last 3 years. He was a member and past President of the Scott County Economic Development Board, a member of the Southern Indiana Solid Waste District and the Knights of Columbus Council 8052. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Jean (Mulcahy) Robbins; a daughter, Katie Sawin and husband Jared of Scottsburg, Indiana; a son, Kyle Robbins of Scottsburg, Indiana; three brothers, John M. Robbins, Jr. and wife Sharon and Daniel Robbins all of Scottsburg, Indiana and Dennis Robbins and wife Pam of Kissimmee, Florida; two sisters, Deanna Trowbridge of Versailles, Indiana and Sharon Prall and husband Thomas of Scottsburg, Indiana and two grandchildren, Finn and Maeve Sawin. Memorial Contributions to: Kelley Robbins Endowment Fund for Public Health c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana. Online condolences:www.collinsfuneralhome.net

Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 am Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the American Martyrs Catholic Church with burial in Bethel Cemetery in Leota, Indiana. Visitation: 4 to 8 pm Monday at Collins Funeral Home.

From: Linda Dawson


This truly saddens me. I had a great respect for Kelly. Always a man who loved his family, friends and county. He will be truly missed.....

From: Ev Pape


My heart goes out to Jean, to Katie and Kyle, and to Jared, Maeve, and Finn, in this devastating loss. I will be praying for all of you and holding you close to my heart. I will see you Monday. Sending all my love.

From: Kathleen Mulcahy


A hero in these eyes. A spirit strong and deeply caring, to a degree impossible to measure. Why must you leave so soon? My love to all! A 4th of July sparkler will be lite in your memory. Love, Kathy Mulcahy

From: Debbie Ellis


Kelley is such a wonderful cousin that we are going to miss so much. He was a happy guy that had a great sense of humor. He always had a lot to say about the Kentucky side of his family and always had you laughing. He was so happy because he was proud of his family. My heart is with Jean, Kyle, Katie and her family, Deanna, Johnny, Sharon, Denny, and Danny...we love you!

From: Harold and Elizabeth Courtney Morgan


So very sorry about your loss. May God comfort each of his family and friends . Going to miss Kelley

From: neva j alpha


So sorry for your loss . Many prayers to family. He will be missed. Hugs

From: scott donnell


so sorry to hear ,,he was a good man,, allways help anyone when needed,

From: Maki Shinzato


Dear Katie and family, you all are in my thoughts during this difficult time. Sending you warm and positive island vibes and lots of love.

From: Jason Shuler


So heartbreaking to hear this news. I hoped it was somehow just a rumor but it just became real. I've always held a high level of respect for Kelley. I first met him when he let me shadow him on a sales call for a college course. This transitioned into me working with him my last 2 summers while getting my landscape horticulture and design degree from Purdue. We spent alot of hours in conversation and he taught me even more than I realized at the time. The best thing I took from it was his friendship. Even though I wouldn't see him for long spans of time we would always pick right up in conversation everytime we met as if I had just seen him. Jean, Katie and Kyle, I'm so sorry for your loss but please take comfort in knowing that this wonderful husband/father/friend has left behind a great legacy for so many people. Even more than he probably realized. You are in my prayers and may God embrace you in these trying times.

From: Jeannie Dawson-Davis


My most sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Robbins for your loss. He is one of a kind and always managed to make me laugh. He did not know a stranger and could talk your socks off. We need more people in the world like him. May the angels in heaven bless you dear sir and may you have eternal peace.

From: Steve Welsh


I was a fraternity brother at Vincennes and then roomed at Purdue with him in 1975. I have many fond memories of Kelley and I am sure he will be missed by all. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Steve

From: Maxine Smith


My condolences to the family. 🙏

From: Mike & Annette Murphy


We were so sorry to hear of Kelley's passing. He was such a fun-loving and kind person. Please know that you, his family, are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

From: Joe and Debbie Everhart


So very saddened and sorry for your loss. Our thoughts, prayers and hearts are with you all love Joe and Debbie and family.

From: Dr Skip


Jean, Kyle, Katie, and Jared, Barbie and I send our sincere sympathy to you all and your families. Kelley was one of a kind, and we so enjoyed our annual trip to get our Christmas tree. Of course we talked more about our beloved Boilermakers, and perhaps a sprinkling of politics as well. We are praying for God's peace and comfort and Jesus' love during this time of sorrow. Barbie and Skip

From: Kellye and Joel Wemette


Sending our love and prayers for you all. Our hearts are with you. He was such a wonderful man. I am so happy that I was fortunate to cross his path. Love always, Kellye, Joel and Rosie

From: Pam Dart Cooley


On behalf of our family, I just wanted to let the entire Robbins family know that we are so very sorry for your loss and are especially sad that Dad and Kelley passed on the same day. We can only imagine what a grand entrance into Heaven the two of them made together. Your family has been and always will be special to ours. God bless all of you at this time.

From: Kent & Pam Irwin


Our condolences to Kelly and his family. What a dedicated public servant, appreciated being able to work with him for many years, he always had the citizens interest at heart.

From: Mary Ann Hill


I am so sad for all of you in the loss of Kelley. He so loved his family and his community. Always smiling and friendly. My deepest condolences.

From: Manny Bacala family


Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss.

From: Trish Ratterman


Kyle, your in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you and your family in the coming days, months and years. It NEVER gets easy, just figuring it out one day at a time! Hope to see you soon and you get to meet Oggy... our sunshine !! God bless you XO

From: Burney Law


Jean and all the family. I'm so sorry to hear Kelley passed. Kelley was such a good hearted person. I didn't know until today. Would have come up or the funeral or before. Burney

From: Cheryl Musgrave


The community of County Commissioners will miss Kelley. My condolences to his family.

From: Ron and Linda Slaton


So very sorry for your great loss. Keeping his entire family in our thoughts and prayers.

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