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Ruth Robertson

Funeral services for Ruth Robertson, 94, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 21, 2019 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Robertson passed away at 7:10 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at her home.

She was born July 31, 1924, near Burnham, Missouri, to Lessie Sherman McClellan and Cora Ellen Keeler McClellan.  She received her high school education in Willow Springs, Missouri and worked her way through college in Bolivar, Missouri.  On March 31, 1944, she was married at Salem, Arkansas, to Earl Dene Robertson, who preceded her in death on January 2, 2017.  Mrs. Robertson was a hard worker.  She helped her husband with the farm, raised big gardens each year, canned, quilted beautiful quilts and taught grade school for thirty-eight years.  Mrs. Robertson loved to sing at her church and taught Sunday School class.  She read her Bible daily and lived by it.  Mrs. Robertson attended Harbor of Hope Church until her health failed; she had Alzheimer’s disease for almost fifteen years.

She is survived by two children, Shirley Robertson and Sherman Robertson; two grandchildren, Christopher Wayne Robertson and wife, Misty and Zachary Dene Robertson and wife, Pam; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Eula Turner, Willow Springs, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, four brothers, Johnnie, Clyde, Leslie and Leon McClellan and one sister, Dorothy Lawson preceded her in death.

The family would like to thank two wonderful caregivers that helped keep Ruth at her home, Janis Adams and Sharlene Lankford.  Also, a special thanks to Hospice Compassus for their help and to nurse, Traci Asher.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at