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Mark Charles Robb, a well known and much admired member of the CMU faculty, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. He was 60 years of age.

Mr. Robb was born in Springfield, Mo., on Nov. 28, 1953, the son of Jess Charles and Patricia Eshelman Robb. He was a 1972 graduate of Mt. Vernon (Mo.) High School and continued his education at Missouri State University in Springfield where he received his undergraduate degree in Outdoor Recreation in 1976. He continued his education with graduate work at the University of Missouri Columbia campus.

On June 3, 1978, Mark Robb was united in marriage to Vickie Maassen. Mrs. Robb was for many years a faculty member at Glasgow, New Franklin, and Columbia Schools while Mr. Robb was Assistant Athletic Director at Central Methodist University, the position he held at the time of his death. His service to the University and to the people of Fayette kept him in high regard in both communities. He was a member of the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association.

Away from his work, Mr. Robb was well known as a collector of antique toys. He enjoyed jazz music and reading as well as snow skiing and soccer, which he loved to watch and in which he enjoyed coaching his daughters.

Mr. Robb is survived by his wife, Vickie, of the home in Columbia, as well as by his son, Jess (Elise Bellefontaine) Robb, of Herman and his daughters; Elizabeth Robb of Centralia and Lauren Robb of Columbia. His mother, Patricia Robb, of Mt. Vernon also survives as do two brothers; Matthew (Beverly) Robb of Republic and Marshall (Cindy) Robb of Columbia. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins along with many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Marty Robb.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28, at Linn Memorial United Methodist Church in Fayette with Rev. Lucas Endicott officiating.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the CMU Athletic Department, 411 Central Methodist Square, Fayette, Mo. 65248.

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