Eileen Claire Robertson


Eileen Claire (Shafer) Robertson, 69, of Columbus passed away on July 29, 2022 at Community South Hospital in Greenwood. She was born in Columbus on December 29, 1952 to the late Clarence and Betty Shafer. She married William C. Robertson on November 21, 1976 and he survives her.

Eileen was a very devoted wife, mother and sister. Her most treasured role was grandma to her precious granddaughter, Gwen. She enjoyed cooking, baking and decorating at Christmas time with her collections of North Pole Village and Annalee dolls. She hosted old-fashioned Thanksgiving dinners for many enthusiastic eaters.

She was a 1970 graduate of Columbus High School and a 1974 graduate of Indiana University. Eileen taught math at Brown County, worked at Cummins for over 25 years and then spent several years at Arvin Meritor. She ended her work life at Ivy Tech teaching math.

Eileen was a 10 year member of Union Community Extension Homemakers Club. She enjoyed family vacations, trips to casinos and flea markets. Cousin get togethers were also an important part of her life.

In addition to Bill, her husband of 45 years, she is survived by their son, Josh (Jessica) and her granddaughter, Gwen. Other surviving family members include a stepdaughter, Monica (Jose) Irauzqui of California and a stepson William “Duff” (Christy) Robertson of Martinsville. Also surviving are a brother Dennis (Claudia) Shafer and two sisters – Linnda Grimes and Susan Riddle, all of Columbus. Additional survivors include six nieces and nephews and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law Charles Grimes.

A celebration of life service was held on August 11 at Bond-Michell Funeral Home in Nashville, Indiana.