James Robb - July 23, 2009
James Robb, longtime resident and businessman of Imperial, passed away Saturday morning, May 30, 2009, at the Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Neb.
Jim was born at Haxtun, Colo. on May 10, 1934 and was 75 years of age.
Jim was nearly a life-long resident of Chase County, spending his childhood years in rural Chase County and graduating from Chase County High School.
On May 14, 1955, he married Carol Martin, at Denver, Colo., and to this union three children were born—Teresa, Tim and Shelly.
Following their marriage, Jim and Carol lived in Denver for two years but they returned to Imperial where Jim operated the propane truck for the Coop and then worked with Kansas-Nebraska Natural Gas Company before starting their own appliance business.
Jim and Carol opened their appliance and heating-cooling business, Robb’s Sales and Service, in 1974, on Imperial’s main street and have been in that location since that time.
Jim was diagnosed with colon cancer in January and underwent surgery, followed by chemotherapy. In April, he underwent a quadruple heart bypass but later developed blood clots following the surgery and was never able to fully recover.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Bruce and Esther Robb, and daughter, Shelly.
Survivors include: wife Carol, of Imperial; son, Tim, of Imperial and daughter, Teresa Miller and husband, Bill, of Nevada, Texas; four grandchildren, Brooke Copley (daughter of Teresa), Samantha and Jessica Robb (daughters of Tim), and Emily Monahan (daughter of Shelly); sisters, Arlene Eskew of Imperial, Judy Spotts of Greeley, Colo. and Gwen Lytle and husband, Doyle, of Arvada, Colo.
Graveside inurnment services were held Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial, Neb. with Randy Hayes officiating.
Music was by Tyler and Nick Talbott.
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.