Sara S. Robbins

October 18, 1946 - May 17, 2020
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Sara (Frances) Stoops Robbins, age 73, passed away on May 17, 2020 at Venice Regional Bayfront Health in Venice, FL. She was born on October 18, 1946 at Clinton County Hospital, Frankfort, IN, to Forest and Rachel Stoops. She attended Westfield Elementary, Carmel High School and earned her B.S. and M.A. from Ball State University.

She taught art at Twenhofel Middle School, Independence, Ky, Syracuse Elementary and Wawasee High School in Syracuse, IN, and Warsaw High School in Warsaw, IN. One of her greatest joys, besides her family, was working in Milford and Ace Hardware flower shops. She loved people and continued her passion for the arts-studying, teaching workshops and making art even after she retired.

Sara is survived by her husband, Joel; a brother Michael Stoops; two children, Kristin Steffen and Mason Robbins and four grandchildren. Her sister, Rebecca Butcher preceded her in death. Sara was a member of Wawasee Lakeside Chapel.

As a health precaution no immediate memorial service is planned. Farley Funeral Home in Venice, Florida is handling the arrangements. A message of condolence may be sent by visiting

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Born: October 18, 1946
Died: May 17, 2020

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Sherri Johnson posted on 5/22/20

Sarah was such a fun, positive light! She influenced me a great deal in my early years as a middle school art teacher. I had not seen her for quite a few years until this past Sept. while in Indiana for a visit. i am so grateful for getting to visit with her My deepest sympathy to the family!


Sue Wadas posted on 5/21/20

, So very sorry to hear about Sara. I was shocked to read about it in the Warsaw paper. I am thinking of you & your family. Sending prayers to you & your children. Just wanted you to know that you are loved & we will all be praying for you every day. Trust your family will be there with you for a while. Please take care of yourself . God Bless you Joel. Again so very sorry about Sara.


Ann & Charlie Haffner posted on 5/20/20

Joel and Family, Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all in your loss of Sara. It was our pleasure to know her.


AnnRenee posted on 5/20/20

Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved wife Sara, a caring and giving person who touched the lives of many trough her years of teaching and was much appreciated by all. May the wonderful memories of Sara continue to provide you and your family with comfort and God's love give you hope. John 5:28,29; Psalm 37:29


Jodi (Goon) Oldfather posted on 5/19/20

Mrs. Robbins inspired me to become an art teacher. I absolutely adored her! I practically grew up in the Warsaw Art Department during high school. I have so many memories and all of them make me smile and laugh! She dressed up as famous artists and flicked rubber cement buggers! She was the best! I went on to get my visual arts teaching degree and she even interviewed me for a job. I ended up turning it down due to the long commute. Before she moved to Florida, I bought all kinds of artwork from her when I visited her in Indiana. I’ll treasure them for many years and pass them on to my own children. Her laugh was the best! She was the most caring teacher and I learned so much from her. Her stories of her husband and kids were hilarious! She is and will always be my inspiration! Thank you, Mrs. Robbins! I’ll miss you!


Diane Quance posted on 5/19/20

The world has lost a creative light. Sara was a true friend, passionate fellow educator and inspiring presence. I am so sorry to hear she is no longer with us. May you have the peace and comfort of knowing she left a mark on so many lives.


Linda and Phil Hoy posted on 5/19/20

Dear Joel and Family, So very sorry to learn of Sara's passing. She was such a fun, happy woman to be around. Loved teaching with her - she was a dynamite teacher - her kids all loved her! Sara was a warm, fun loving, active, caring, sharing woman. She will be missed. Cherish her wonderful memories. Phil & Linda Hoy


Shawn ODell posted on 5/19/20

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