Elizabeth A. Curtis-Robinson, 44, of Clinton, IL, passed away at 3:06 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2016, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
Elizabeth was born on September 17, 1971, in Henderson, KY, to Fowler Jr. and Myrna (Potts) Curtis. She married Todd Robinson. He preceded her in death.
Elizabeth worked as a geologist for the University of Illinois, which was her dream job. She lived every day to the fullest and was the light of the world to all she met. For the last five years, she lived with pure joy and happiness on her farm with her fiancé, Eric, and their rescued fuzz-head children. Elizabeth had a passion for creating art with stained glass.
She was also preceded in death by her father.
She is survived by her mother, Myrna (Jim) Brandsasse of Christopher, IL; her fiancé, Eric Bosch of Clinton; two step-children, Shyanna and Keynan VanMeter both of Mason City, IL; one sister, Sarah (Jeremy) Huff of Evansville, IN; one nephew, William Huff of Evansville, IN; and one niece, Lela Curtis of Evansville, IN.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is handling the arrangements.
A celebration of life service will be held Thursday, July 28, 2016, 2:00 p.m. at the Rosiclare United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
Memorials may be made to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto http://www.wrightandsalmon.com
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— Submitted by her sister Sarah Curtis Huff
Elizabethtown Curtis Robinson, 44, was born September 17, 1971 to Fowler Curtis, Jr. of Rosiclare, Illinois and Gail (Potts) Curtis, formerly of Harrisburg, Illinois. She died July 15, 2016 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri surrounded by her loving family after an extended illness.
Elizabeth was a graduate of Southern Indiana University majoring in Science and Math, and she was a geologist.
She leaves to mourn her passing her mother, Gail (nee Potts) Brandsasse and her step-father, Sgt. James Brandsasse; a sister, Sarah (Jeremy) Huff; a niece, Lela Curtis, and a nephew, William Huff; a special friend, Eric Bosch; an uncle, Joe (Marsha) Potts, and aunts, Judy (Bill) Williams, Linda Curtis (Jim) Leggans, and Becky Curtis (Claude) Brandt.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Todd Robinson; father, Fowler Curtis, Jr.; and grandparents, Clarence and Frances Potts and Fowler, Sr. and Mary Curtis.
A celebration of life service will be held Thursday, July 28, at 2:00 p.m. at the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Rosiclare.
— Submitted by her Aunt Becky Curtis Brandt
Eulogy of Elizabeth Curtis
read at the
Celebration of Life
July 28, 2016
Elizabeth Curtis arrived in a hurry on September 17, 1971. She was premature and seemed to be in a hurry for the rest of her life. Her mom and dad had waited 10 years for her. She was the first Curtis born with that last name since 1940. She was born into a family of five living generations — her great-grandmother, Ada Skyles Conrad; her grandmother, Mary Conrad Curtis; her father, Fowler Curtis, Jr.; Elizabeth’s generation; and the generation of her second cousin, Jennifer Rash.
Elizabeth was born in Henderson, Kentucky but became a world traveler when her mother, Gail, later married Jim Brandsasse. She was an army brat. When Jim and Gail were sent to Germany, Elizabeth got an old world education. She toured Europe, seeing the famous sights such as the Louver in Paris, France and th Eifel Tower, Holland with its ancient wind mills and miles of tulips, Germany with its hundreds of years old castles. She saw Stone Hendge and big Ben in England before graduating from Geisson American high school in Germany.
After returning to America Elizabeth attended college in Fort Hood, Texas, and junior college in Fairfield, Illiois where she received the honor of Student of the Year.
Elizabeth married her high school sweetheart, Todd Robinson. With her thirst for knowledge, she then finished her education at Southern Indiana University majoring in Science and Mathematics. She was working on her Ph.D. at the time of her death.
Elizabeth was working at her dream job, State of Illinois Geology Lab, when she became disabled with Pulmonary Hypertension.
Elizabeth was a talented artist, winning a blue ribbon at the DuQuoin State Fair for her intricate needle work; later, prize winning photography, stained glass work, and just last month, pie baking contest.
She leaves to mourn her – the love of her life, Eric Bosch, who stood by her and loved her bfeore and all throughout her illness; her sister, Sarah and brother-in-law Jeremy Huff; niece, Lela Curtis, and nephew, Will Huff; her beloved mother, Myrna Gail (Potts) and step father, Sergeant James Brandsasse; her uncle, Joe and Marsha Potts; her aunts, Judy (Bill) Williams, Becky (Claude) Brandt, and Linda (Jim) Leggans.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Todd Robinson; father, Fowler Curtis, Jr.; grandparents, Clarence and Frances Potts and Fowler Sr. and Mary Curtis; cousins; and a host of friends.