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Barbara Robertson

Barbara Ann Robertson

Saturday, March 19th, 1938 - Thursday, October 15th, 2020
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Obituary

Barbara Ann (Oliver) Robertson was born on March 19, 1938 to Howard and Bessie Oliver in Overton, Texas. She died on Thursday, October 15, 2020 in Garden City, Kansas. Barbara was the youngest of 11 children, and when she was in the first grade her family moved to Enid, Oklahoma. She met her husband, Forrest “Corky” Robertson while a senior in high school in Enid. They were married 64 years.

Barbara enjoyed being a wife, a homemaker and a mom, but she also enjoyed singing and dancing. She was a member of the Garden City chapter of Sweet Adelines and sung in the choir at Bible Christian Church. She and Corky danced with the Buffalo Stompers Square Dance group, and in later years, Barbara danced with the Finney County Line Steppers.

Barbara was a believer in Jesus Christ for her salvation, and even though she was shy, one of her greatest joys was extending hospitality to people new to her neighborhood and to those who were new to Bible Christian Church. She was bold in sharing her faith and enjoyed praying with others when they were hurting.

Two grandchildren, Zachary and Abby Hunter preceded her in death as well as her parents and 9 of her siblings. She is survived by her husband, Corky; 4 children Beth Schweitz (Arlan), Michele Atkinson (Tom), Michael Robertson (Tina), and Amy Hunter (Tim); a sister Cerita Helt; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Barbara’s Life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, October 19, 2020 at Bible Christian Church in Garden City with Rev. Marvin L. Robertson and Pastor Brian Wilson officiating. The service may also be viewed on Facebook Live on the Garnand Funeral Home Facebook page. A private family interment will take place at a later date in Enid, Oklahoma. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials given to Bible Christian Church or to the Donor’s Choice both in care of Garnand Funeral Home of Garden City, Kansas.
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Service Details

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    Monday, October 19th, 2020 | 1:30pm
    When
    Monday, October 19th, 2020 1:30pm
    Location
    Bible Christian Church
    Address
    1501 E. Mary St.
    GARDEN CITY, KS 67846
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Larry and Laura Paulsen

Posted at 12:35pm
Barb and Corky were our Sunday School teachers when we moved to Garden City in 1985. They also taught small groups we attended. We enjoyed their classes very much and the love they showered upon us. We are saddened to hear of Barb’s passing and pray for peace and comfort for the family at this difficult time.
Larry and Laura Paulsen
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wendy martinez

Posted at 01:00am
I am so sad to have just found out about Heaven gaining am Angel! She was like my other mom! I remember all the sleepovers we had growing up. She had so much love to give! I will miss her so much, she and all the family will forever be in my heart! Love you all!
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Rebekah Hambright, Emily Longbottom and Meara Kortum

Posted at 06:12pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Rod, Suzanne and James Johnson

Posted at 04:47pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Cindy Fenton

Posted at 09:54am
Corky & family, I'm so sad to hear of your loss. Prayers for peace from knowing she is in our Heavenly Father's arms.
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