Mrs. Robin Kistler Phillips of Rabun County passed away on April 18, 2023, at the age
Robin is survived by her husband, Lyle; their two sons, Jason (Aniko Brewer) and Brian
(Mary Carol); Grandchildren, Aniko (Ferguson), Tamas, Anya, Harper, and Samuel;
Great-granddaughter, Leela; Sister, Georgia (Marlin) Robinson, sister-in-law, Peggy
Kistler, and mother-in-law, Lois Murphy. She was preceded in death by her brother,
Bobby Kistler, and her parents, Robert and Catherine Kistler.
Robin was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania and grew up in Conway, Pennsylvania.
She graduated from Freedom High School, class of 1971. In her 45 years in Rabun
County, she worked in local education, spending the final years of her career as the
secretary at Rabun County High School.
Robin enjoyed traveling with her husband, and the two had traveled to 49 states and
eight Canadian provinces together. She was a devoted grandmother who enjoyed
camping and baking with her children and grandchildren.
ALS (The Long Goodbye)
I held your hand along the path
and saw your life-light fade.
The thief took sunlight from your eyes
and left me in the shade.
The lips that whispered words of love,
with much more life to say,
were robbed of words and sealed with tears
that washed my hope away.
The hands that held our babies close
And helped their bodies grow,
lost their fragile hold on life
and were the next to go.
The darkest nights, the faded days…
no matter how I try,
I feel your hand slip from my grip
to end the long good-bye.
-Lois (favorite mother-in-law)
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ALS association of Georgia by visiting
Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia, is honored to serve the family of Robin Kistler Phillips. Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An online Memorial Register Book is available at www.beckfuneralhome.com.
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