September 29, 1931 - January 14, 2011
Rowena Miller Robinow, 79, Overland Park, Kansas, formerly of Sioux City, Iowa, and Chisholm, Minnesota, died Friday, January 14, 2011, after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 17, at Congregation Beth Torah, 6100 W. 127th Street in Overland Park, Kansas, followed by burial at Mount Moriah Cemetery, South. Mrs. Robinow, the former Rowena Miller, was born September 29th, 1931 in Chisholm, Minnesota, the "Range," as the iron mining area of northern Minnesota is known. She was the daughter of Roslyn Kaner Miller and Jake Miller. She attended Chisholm schools and graduated from the University of Minnesota Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Social Work. She married Alvin Robinow, of Sioux City, Iowa February 2, 1952 in Minneapolis. The couple established a well-respected and successful hardware store in 1958 in Sioux City. Mrs. Robinow opened one of the first kitchen specialty stores in the area in the 1970's. They operated the store until 1978. The couple moved to Overland Park, Kansas, after retirement to be closer to their daughter, Amy Robinow Franklin and her family. Mr. Robinow passed away December 25, 1999. Survivors include a daughter, Amy Robinow Franklin and her husband, Scott Franklin of Overland Park; a daughter, Lisa Robinow and her husband, Robert H. Chiang of Ithaca, New York; a brother, Irving L. Miller and his wife Diane Miller of Rochester, Minnesota; three granddaughters, Robyn "Yali" Franklin and Jill Franklin of Overland Park and Molly Louise Chiang of Saratoga Springs, New York; one grandson, James Alan Chiang of Ithaca, New York; and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her favorite dog, Jingle Franklin. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Village Shalom, Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care or Congregation Beth Torah.
Rowena Miller Robinow, 79, Overland Park, Kansas, formerly of Sioux City, Iowa, and Chisholm, Minnesota, died Friday, January 14, 2011, after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 17, at Congregation Beth... View Obituary & Service Information
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