Barbara Anne Roberson, 84, of Adair, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at her home surrounded by family. She was born at home in her family’s farmhouse on June 23, 1937, in Porum, Oklahoma; the daughter of Victor Dewey Casey and Ollie Margaret (Robinson) Casey. Anne was 1 of 7 siblings and worked in the cotton fields with them as a young child. She was a tom boy and loved to play basketball and softball. Anne graduated from Porum High School and went on to attend college at Conner’s State, where she met the love of her life, Bob Roberson. Anne and Bob married on May 26, 1956, and had 4 children: Bobbi Lynn, Jerry, Lori, and Lisa. Anne and Bob spent nearly 60 years together until his passing in 2015. After having children, Anne went back to college and received her Bachelors in home economics from Oklahoma State University. Go Pokes! Anne taught at Dustin, Blackwell, Claremore, Pryor Vo-Tech, Olive, and ultimately retired from Chouteau Schools. In her retirement she took on her greatest role, taking care of her grandchildren and attending their ballgames and events. She also enjoyed playing in her flowerbeds and growing beautiful flowers. Anne was proud to have completed several 5K runs well into her 70’s. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother who leaves behind many wonderful memories for her family to cherish. She will be so dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Anne is survived by her children, Bobbi Lynn Bridges and husband Buddy of Elgin, Oklahoma; Jerry Roberson and wife Laurie of Long Island, New York; Lori Layer and husband Leroy of Adair, Oklahoma; and Lisa Roberson of Pryor, Oklahoma; brothers, Ray Casey and wife Rollene of Kingston Springs, Tennessee and Glenn Casey of Muskogee, Oklahoma; sisters, Carol Tomason and Patricia Richina of Bakersfield, California; 13 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Ollie; husband, Bob; brother, Charles “Pinky” Casey; sisters, June Lindsey, Louise Casey, and Phyllis Casey; and sister in law, Shirley Casey.
Memorial services for Anne will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 25, 2022 at Adair First Baptist Church with Brother Sam Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at a later date at Fields Cemetery in Porum, Oklahoma. To leave her family a message, please visit her Tribute Wall at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.