Tricia Ka Ayres Robinson, 57

Tricia Ka Ayres Robinson, 57, North Manchester, passed away peacefully on Sept. 2, 2021, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.

Born Jan. 11, 1964, in Elwood, Tricia was the daughter of Terry and Toni (Miller) Ayres.

After graduating from Manchester High School in 1982, Tricia went on to further her education and received her Associate Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. After graduation she got a job in Atlanta, Ga., at the Hyatt Hotel, where she met her future husband, Richard Robinson. Tricia and Richard were wed on Jan. 29, 1990, and were married for 17 years. Even after their marriage ended, they continued to raise their children together.

Finding her career niche in food services, Tricia and Richard managed the restaurant at Rozella Ford Golf Course in Warsaw for many years. They later returned to North Manchester to manage and own the MainView, where Tricia designed and created the menu.

Tricia was a loving and kind spirit who relished in her time spent with those she loved. She went out of her way to help anyone in need, often putting their needs above hers, and preached kindness to those around her. Tricia enjoyed the simple things in life and had a passion for dancing, having fun, and cooking. She could always make something great out of nothing. Tricia gave the best hugs, which will be missed by everyone who knew her. 

The loving memory of Tricia Ka Robinson will be forever cherished by her parents, Terry and Toni Ayres, Leesburg, Indiana; son, Josh (Page Magner) Robinson, Rochester, Indiana; daughter, Emma Robinson, North Manchester, Indiana; brother, Trent (Katie) Ayres, Silver Lake, Indiana; foster sister, Benita Bibler, Winona Lake, Indiana; and nephews and nieces, Landon Bewley, Silver Lake, Indiana, Tiffany Ayres, Bay City, Michigan, Tara Ayres, Wabash, Indiana, Tayler Ayres, North Manchester, Indiana, and Rachel, Will, and Grant Bibler, Winona Lake, Indiana.

Family and friends may call Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, from 3 to 7 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Funeral services will begin Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, at 11 a.m. with calling one hour prior at McKee Mortuary. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley St., North Manchester, with Pastor Sebrena Cline, Pastor J.P. Freeman, and Pastor Denver Ayres officiating.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Tricia Ka Robinson, memorial contributions may be made to Congregational Christian Church Roof Project, 310 North Walnut Street, North Manchester, Indiana 46962.

The family of Tricia Robinson has entrusted McKee Mortuary with care and final arrangements.

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Posted on 2021 Sep 07