Jean Florence Kartack Robbins passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 6in her Marietta home. She was 89.Jean was born on July 30, 1924 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Irwin and Florence Baker Kartack.She grew up in Baraboo, Wisconsin and Des Moines, Iowa and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1946 with a degree in psychology. During World War II, she worked as a munitions inspector in the summers. After college, she was employed at a bank in Milwaukee. In 1950, she married Albert B. Robbins, a civil engineer whom she met at college, and they remained married for nearly sixty years until his death three years ago. The couple moved to Marietta in 1975. In addition to raising six children, Jean was a leader in Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts, did volunteer work in the public schools and a Kennestone Hospital, and served as a Cobb County poll worker for 15 years. She was an avid reader and enjoyed drawing, painting, knitting, quilting, and other crafts. She donated many of her knitted hats to homeless shelters. Jean was also a talented bridge player, participating in local duplicate and two-table marathons several times a month. She was especially grateful to her friends who not only provided many moments of joy, but also quickly rose at any occasion to assist her as her vision declined and she could no longer drive. She is survived by her children, Jo Soeldner; Nancy Robbins; Peter Robbins and his wife, Elaine; Scott Robbins and his wife, Maria; Mary Wenker and her husband, Dan; and her grandchildren, Caroline Wenker, Daniel Wenker and Angela Robbins. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Louise; husband, Albert; and sister, Dorothy Kartack. A memorial service will be held at John Knox Presbyterian Church on Saturday, January 18 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the East Cobb County Public Library, the American Heart Association, and MUST Ministries.
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