In Memory of

Dee Ann Robinson

November 27, 1939 - January 7, 2024


Dee was preceded in death by her parents.  Survivors are John Robinson, spouse; Robert (Christine) Robinson, son; David (Tamara) Robinson, son; Ed (Jennifer) Barnhart, brother; Nancy (Dave) Lobsinger, daughter-in-law; Katie Robinson, granddaughter; Jason (Amy) Robinson, grandson; Caroline Robinson, granddaughter; Hannah Robinson, granddaughter; Lillian Robinson, granddaughter; Colleen (Noel) Lagneaux, granddaughter; Kate (Mike) Atkinson, granddaughter; Michael Lobsinger, grandson; Carrson Lagneaux, great-grandson; Quinton Lagneaux, great-grandson; Cooper Atkinson, great-grandson; William (Kaylie) Barnhart, nephew; Julia (Matt Williams) Barnhart, niece; Sara (Jerry) Dunstan, niece; Dennis (Cathy) Vanhooser, nephew; John (Amy) Gambill, nephew.

Dee Ann Barnhart was born in Wichita, KS, on November 27, 1939.  Her parents were Bob and Laurann Barnhart.  Bob enlisted in the National Guard immediately after Pearl Harbor.  Dee and Laurann followed Bob to Rhode Island for military training.  They then moved to Texas to be near Bob’s family.  After the war, her father moved the family to Concordia, KS, to start working with his brother, Ed Barge.

Dee attended Washington Grade School.  Her brother, Ed, was born when she was in the sixth grade.  Dee attended Concordia Junior High and High School.  Dee was active in Kayettes and Pep Club.  She was also a homecoming Queen candidate.  While in high school, she worked as a concession manager at the Brown Grand Theatre.

After graduating high school, Dee moved to Kansas City, MO, to attend flight attendant training.  While in flight attendant training, she met John Robinson, the love of her life and future husband.  She decided to suspend her career and make a life with John.  They were engaged in 1958, soon after to be married.

Dee and John were married at the First Presbyterian Church in Concordia, KS, on May 2, 1959.  Dee worked at General Electric Supply as a phone operator until she was blessed with her first son, Bob Robinson, on January 14, 1961.  Her second son, David Robinson, was born on January 9, 1965.

The family lived in Kansas City, Grandview, Lee’s Summit, Pleasant Hill, and John Knox Village.

Dee spent many wonderful years as a stay-at-home mom and homemaker.  She eventually started working from home for Daisy Seal-A-Meal as a bag counter.  Since this was one she could do from home, she enlisted the assistance of her entire family.  Her son Bob called it child labor.  She officially entered back into the workforce and was employed by Spofford Home.  She was first hired in the development office but soon received a promotion to accounting manager.  She worked for Spofford Home for 20 years.

Her Christian Faith was a very important part of her life.  Dee and John’s first church was John Knox Presbyterian Church in South Kansas City.  Later, their dear friends, Tom and Betty Guenther, introduced them to the Methodist faith.  They invited them to the Terrace Lake United Methodist Church in 1961 and were members for many years.  After they moved to Lee’s Summit, MO, they joined the Grace United Methodist Church and were one of the charter members.  Dee personally endowed the Church’s Bell Choir in honor of her parents, Bob and Laurann Barnhart.

Dee’s great joy was volunteering.  Over the years, she volunteered as a teacher’s aide at her son’s school, Lee’s Summit Library, and Powell Gardens.  Faith was very important to her, so she was a Sunday School teacher at Grace United Methodist Church for two-year-olds.  She also loved her volunteer work at the John Knox Thrift Store.

.  Dee and John met a group of lifelong friends they are close to today.  They enjoyed trips to the river, monthly domino parties, holiday celebrations, and trips to the ocean.  They experienced laughter, love, and sometimes sadness as a group.

In 2015, Dee and John moved to John Knox Village.   They grew to enjoy the new friendships they established there.  Wednesday evening dinners were with her John Knox Village friends.

Dee’s greatest joy was her family!  She spent sixty-four wonderful years with her husband, John.  She was always proud and loved her two sons, Bob and David.  Her brother Ed and John’s families were also important to her life.  She adored her beautiful grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her nieces and nephews.

Heaven has gained a beautiful angel!

Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


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Dear Robinson Family,
Dee and John were great neighbors and friends. You all were Dee’s pride and joy and the most important thing in life. Loved her ❤️

John and family, truly sorry to hear of your loss. John was my supervisor at Bendix/Allied -Signal. The first time I met Dee at a party, she made me feel as if we were long-time friends who were meeting up after a long time apart and we were filled with Joy to see one another again. I remember her hugging me and saying, it’s so nice to meet you, I’ve heard so much about you. Every time we met after that was the same wonderful experience, who could help but love her. I’m so thankful that she knows our Lord and Savior, as we may once again meet in Glory. However, I am so sorry for your loss and praying for a peace in your hearts that passeth understanding as you recall your loved one with fond memories.

May God’s loving arms surround this beautiful family. So sorry for your loss. Love to all.

Heaven has gained another angel. May your family remember Dee’s smile and love.

So sorry to hear about Dee’s passing. I have nothing but fond memories of Dee and John from Terrace Lake UMC. Her smile could light up the room! My parents, Bill and Marlene Butts, were close friends of the Robinsons for many years. My sincere condolences to the family.

I have such fond memories of Dee and John. Not enough words to describe how special Dee was. Dee will be missed. One of those angels that walked among us and made us all better people.

Our deepest feelings for your Family and the sadness you are now experiencing. May all the Love and Blessings of God be with you, and the loving memories that Dee has left with you give you strength and guidence in the life ahead.
Love to you,
Dorothea and Guerdon Brocksom

So sorry to lose another member of the Class of 57. Our Sympathy to your entire family.

Barbara Green Hackbart and husband, Carroll Hackbart

My heart is saddened as I read about sweet, Mrs Robinson’s passing. She was always a kind soul to me and my family. My deepest condolences to Mr Robinson and the rest of the family.

John, we are so sorry to hear of your loss in Dee’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. We know you will greatly miss her but may you have the comfort and peace of mind of knowing she is in heaven with the Lord Jesus Christ. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

So sorry to hereof your loss. My good friend Ed Barnhart spoke glowingly about his sister and his love for her. I know her passing affected Ed and his family greatly. RIP!

I remember Dee from our high school days in the early 1950’s. We were neighbors at that time, both living on West 15th Street in Concordia if I remember correctly, and I remember her as a very pretty young girl just a couple of years younger than me and in two classes behind me in school. I regret her passing and offer my sincere condolences to her family.


Monday, January 15, 2024
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Grace United Methodist Church
2400 E US Highway 50
Lees Summit, MO 64063


Monday, January 15, 2024
11:00 AM
Grace United Methodist Church
2400 E US Highway 50
Lees Summit, MO 64063 us