Dr. Katheryn Smith Robbins, 35, California, Mo., died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at Saint Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City, Mo. She was born June 19, 1968, in Nevada, Mo., the daughter of Gene and Lucille Timber Smith. Her mother preceded her in death and her father survives, of Nevada, Mo. She was married Aug. 9, 1992, in Nevada, Mo., to Thomas F. Robbins, who survives of the home.
She was a professor of sociology at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. She graduated from Nevada High School in 1986, received her bachelors of science degree from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg in 1990; her masters degree from the University of Wyoming in 1992 and her doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1997. Survivors also include: one daughter, Katheryn Jane (Kate) Robbins and one son, William Thomas Robbins, both of the home; three brothers, Dennis Smith, Chattanooga, Tenn., Kenneth Smith, Tyler, Texas, and Mike Smith, Fremont, Calif.; her maternal grandmother, several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 24, at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services in California, Mo. Memorials may be made to a Scholarship Fund, in memory of Dr. Katheryn Smith Robbins, in care of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Service, 100 South Oak Street, California, Mo. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services in California, Mo.