In Memory of

Ellen (Holton) Robinson

December 19, 1951 - February 18, 2018
From: Cherokee, IA
Ellen Ann (Holton) Robinson, the daughter of Emmett and Margaret (Pitts) Holton, was born December 19, 1951 in Cherokee, Iowa. She attended Immaculate Conception Schools in Cherokee until their closing in 1969. She enjoyed participating in school activities, especially cheerleading. She graduated from Washington High School with the class of 1970.


Following high school, Ellen worked in the office at Wilson Foods and The Cherokee Daily Times beforestarting a position at Drugtown (HyVee Pharmacy) in Cherokee. It was there that Ellen found great satisfaction assisting the customers. She made many life-long friends during her time at the pharmacy. Many were drawn to her, in part, due to her wonderful sense of humor and joking ways. She enjoyed spending time in her garden, and loved cooking. She was famous for her lasagna, potato salad and taco ring. Ellen’s greatest joy in life was her son John, his wife Missy, and their children Mya and Dominic, who all held a special place in her heart. She moved next door to her mother, and dedicated herself to being a caretaker during Margaret’s last days. The two became “quite the pair”, and Ellen thoroughly enjoyed that special time with her mom.


Ellen passed from this life on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at Unity Point St. Luke’s in Sioux City. She was 66. Preceding her in death were her parents, Emmett and Margaret Holton.


Those left to cherish her memory are: her son John and Missy Briggs, Mya and Dominic of Cherokee; her brothers: Denny (Cherie) Holton of Cherokee, IA, Mike (Jill) Holton of Alta, IA, Tim (Lora) Holton of Dakota Dunes, SD, Terry (Kerry) Holton of Overland Park, KS, and Steven (Joyce) Holton of Plano, TX; a special aunt, Darlene (Ron) Schmillen of Marcus; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

SERVICES

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 21st at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.

OFFICIATING
Father Randy Shon
VISITATION
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. The family will be present at that time.
INTERMENT
Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cherokee

Condolences

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 12:40 PM
“I'm so sorry to hear of this terrible loss! My love goes to the family!”
- Megan Lindgren
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 6:09 PM
“So sorry to hear of Ellen’s passing , find comfort in all her struggles are now over, she was a sweetheart of a gal and may God bless u all. Thinking and 🙏🏻 Praying for u all.”
- Peg & Rich Hinkhouse
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 6:09 PM
“Sending our thoughts and prayers to the family. I’ll never forget working with Ellen at Drug Town- she was so much fun!!”
- Krista Miller
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 11:26 AM
“Dear Denny, Cherie, and family, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Ellen. She was such a sensitive, creative person and it's so sad to think of her light gone from this world. She was always a smiling, friendly classmate in school and we were neighbors -twice. May God bless you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mike Brown”
- Mike Brown
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 11:26 AM
“Our sincere condolences to the Holton family over the loss of your loved one.”
- Jeff and Queta Fishman
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 2:08 PM
“So sorry to hear of Ellen's passing. She was always such a nice lady and so very friendly. Please keep your fond memories of your loved one close to your heart, they will help you get thru this. God's Blessings to all of you, ”
- Kris "Watts" Meins
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 12:10 PM
“So sorry to hear about Ellen. I know how hard it is to lose a sibling. Sending the family prayers. I remember how much fun we had together on the cheer squad, and acting together in Community Theatre Plays. Rest in peace Ellen!
- Molly McCarthy
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 9:03 AM
“Dear Tim, Lora, and the entire Holton family, We are so very sorry for the loss of your dear sister, Ellen. Please know you’re all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Andy and Sue”
- Andy and Sue Rodawig
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 9:03 AM
“Dennie, Cherie, and family So sorry to hear of the lose of your loved one, sister, mother, and friend. ”
- Teri Chaffin
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 9:03 AM
“Tim, Lora, and the entire Holton family, We are so very sorry about the loss of your dear sister, Ellen. Please know you’re all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Love, Andy and Sue Rodawig”
- Andy and Sue Rodawig
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 9:03 AM
“So sorry to hear about Ellen. I have many fun memories and much laughter of us "I C girls" growing up in Cherokee. My condolences to you all! ”
- Jane Leinbaugh Peters
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 9:03 AM
“I was saddened to learn of Ellen’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathies.”
- Tom Green
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 9:03 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We always enjoyed visiting with Ellen at Drugtown”
- Karmen Hodgdon
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 9:03 AM
“So sorry to hear about the sad news. Besides spending crazy high school days with Ellen i remember a party she had at Moville (or that area). My sincere condolences and prayers for the Holton family. ”
- Alan Hausmann
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 9:03 AM
“So sorry to hear of Ellen’s passing , find comfort in all her struggles are now over, she was a sweetheart of a gal and may God bless u all. Thinking and 🙏🏻 Praying for u all.”
- Peg & Rich Hinkhouse
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 9:03 AM
“I was saddened to learn of Ellen’s passing. Judging from the photos on this site, Ellen remained the fun and wonderful person she was when I knew her fifty years ago. Please accept my sympathies for your loss.”
- Tom Green
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 9:02 AM
“Sorry to hear of Ellen's passing. She was one of my first friends and co-workers upon moving to Cherokee. Working with her at Drugtown was a joy. She was helpful and such a nice person. I am truly sorry for your heartache of losing her. She will be with you forever in your hearts. ”
- Rhonda Smith
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 12:39 PM
“John- I am sorry to hear of your mom passing, may you keep the memories of her close to your heart! Hugs to you and your family! ”
- Christina M. McAlpine
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 11:56 AM
“I always looked forward to going to Drug Town to get a soda and candy bar and check in with Ellen and joke around with her about anything we could. Her smile made my day every day and she will be greatly missed.”
- Kathy Leach
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 8:56 AM
“My sympathies to Ellen's family. Hoping you hold many happy memories of Ellen and our prayers for comfort during this time. ”
- Jane Schmillen Guletz
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 8:56 AM
“My condolences to the Holton family. So sorry to hear the sad news.”
- John R. Snapp
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 8:56 AM
“So sorry about your sister Tim and all the Holton boys, memories of your family and times shared shall always be with you.”
- John & Pauline Kuehl
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 8:56 AM
“So sorry to hear of Ellen's passing. She is no longer in pain but with God!”
- Sue Roberts
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 8:56 AM
“So sorry to hear about Ellen. Thoughts and prayers to your family!”
- Laurie Niemeier
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 8:56 AM
“Prayers and love to the entire Holton family & especially to John, Ellen’s son. It is difficult to lose a loved one. Cherish the memories you have of Ellen and know she’s “home”.
God bless each of you in this difficult time. 🙏”
- Rhonda (File) Vredenburg
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 8:56 AM
“So sorry to hear of Ellen's passing. Our sympathy to you and the Holton family.”
- Clarence and Koreen Anderson
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 8:56 AM
“Sorry to hear of Ellen’s passing. Sending our love. “When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” - Kahlil Gibran
- Nicole (Paulsen) Schuett
Monday, February 19, 2018 at 4:11 PM
“So sorry to hear of the passing of Ellen! She was a wonderful lady and will be missed greatly! ”
- Korrie Knoben Coombs
Monday, February 19, 2018 at 4:11 PM
“So sorry to hear about Ellen. I worked with her years ago at Drug Town. We had some great times together at the store. She had a great sense of humor! She loved her family. She will be missed . Big hugs to her family ..Kari”
- Kari Sandine
Monday, February 19, 2018 at 4:11 PM
“Tim, Terry, Dennis, Mike, Steve, and your families,
We send you outr thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy at the passing of you sister. Losing a sibling is extremely hard, hold on to the fact that she is at peace enjoying the company of your parents and all her friends and family that have been absent in her life far too long. Cherish the memories, stay even closer as siblings, and create new memories in her honor. ”
- Scott and Debra Kuehl & family
Monday, February 19, 2018 at 4:11 PM
“So very, very sorry to hear of Ellen's passing. She was a dear person whom I considered a friend...I know she will be missed.”
- Glenda Schleef
Monday, February 19, 2018 at 4:11 PM
“Our sympathy to all of you. So hard to lose a sibling.”
- Steve and Kelli Hirschman
Monday, February 19, 2018 at 4:11 PM
“We were saddened to hear of the loss of Ellen. Sending our condolences to your family during this difficult time. ”
- Jodi & Tim Flaherty Family
Monday, February 19, 2018 at 4:11 PM
“So sorry to hear of Ellen's passing. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Sending big hugs.”
- Kristie Holton
Monday, February 19, 2018 at 1:57 PM
“To John and the Holton boy's and their families: We offer our sympathy at the death of Ellen. My She rest in peace and may good memories of Her comfort you.”
- Fred and Arlene Hollenbeck
Monday, February 19, 2018 at 1:57 PM
“Dennis, Mike, Tim, Terry and Steve
May God hold your sister and my classmate in the palm of his hand!”
- Steve Conley
Monday, February 19, 2018 at 1:57 PM
“We are so sorry to hear of Ellen's passing. Our sympathy to her family!
- Don and Shirley Bright
Monday, February 19, 2018 at 1:57 PM
“Our hearts and prayers go out to you as you miss your precious Ellen. As a kid, I remember having good visits with her at Drugtown. May the Lord draw you all close and comfort you as only He can.”
- Stacie Ruth Stoelting Hudzinski and family
Monday, February 19, 2018 at 1:57 PM
“So very sorry to hear of Ellen's passing. She is a beautiful spirit, now at home with her God. Our sympathy to the Holton family.”
- Sue & Mick Bakker
Monday, February 19, 2018 at 10:30 AM
“Rest In Peace, Ellen!!
- Ron and Jan Witcombe
Monday, February 19, 2018 at 8:22 AM
“So sorry to hear about Ellen, she is at peace now. Glad I got to visit with her last week, we had a nice time catching up. Rest in peace Ellen.

- Mary Pigott
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