By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader
A family made a visit to the House of Robinson Funeral Home requesting that the pre-arranged funeral services they set up with their loved one’s life insurance policy be returned to them after they heard that the funeral home closed following the death of its owner Paul Anthony Robinson.
But according to his widow Gwendolyn Robinson, the House of Robinson is still up and running the way her husband would have wanted it to be. She said, “They wanted to move it somewhere else because of rumors they had been hearing around town that they were closed, but we are up and running.”
Gwendolyn Robinson said the House of Robinson has all of its paper work in place and have met all of the requirements with the State of Indiana to operate a funeral home.
She said, “I have a licensed funeral director on staff, a licensed embalmer on staff, we have a Certificate of Authority to do pre-arrangements and we are registered with the state. We are legal with the state to do business. They came through and inspected the premises and we passed. We are good to go.”
Robinson passed away suddenly in February of this year at his funeral home after performing a funeral service for a family. Since then his widow says the funeral home has not received any request for funeral services because of alleged rumors going around town that they are closed. She said none of this is true.
She said, “All of the staff is still here and we have even added more staff. We just haven’t had any calls. We are here to serve the community in the manner that my husband always did. We want the citizens to know that the rumors circulating about us being closed are definitely untrue.”