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Community gathers to celebrate the life of UCM student

Robin Grillo

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – UCM student Robin Grillo, who was a senior social work major, died Monday, Jan. 1. A memorial service and visitation was held Wednesday evening at Williams Funeral Home, followed by a reception at Old Barney’s Bar & Grill – where Grillo had worked for a few years.

Grillo was a member of the Social Work Club and Pre-Marriage/Family Therapy Club at UCM.

“Robin was just a beautiful person,” Dave Manley, an Old Barney’s regular, said at the reception with an attendance of around 50. “Old Barney’s always feels like family, so it’s just like losing a family member. She was willing to snap back… I enjoyed messing with Robin because of her personality.”

In a Facebook post, Old Barney’s stated Robin’s “sassy charm and bright smile will be dearly missed. Old Barney’s won’t be the same without you.”

To donate, go to for Robin Grillo Memorial.

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