Archive for Thursday, November 3, 2005


November 3, 2005


Funeral services for John Moffett Robson, 70, Baldwin City, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Annunciation Catholic Church, Baldwin City. Mr. Robson died Nov. 1, 2005, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence.

He was born Sept. 24, 1935, at Denison, the son of (John) Wallace and Vera (Moffett) Robson. He graduated from high school in Denison in 1953. He attended Baker University in the class of 1957. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

He worked as a milk tester in Nemaha County. He also worked for Mann Kline and American Fore Loyalty Insurance Companies, Topeka. In 1962, he was an owner of Baldwin Insurance until his retirement in 1995. He still continued to work after retirement at Wasson Car Wash.

He married Loretta Kathleen (Splichal) Robson June 1, 1960, at Munden. He was a member of Jaycees, Baldwin Rotary Club, where he was part of the Rotary International Exchange Program that went to Australia, Youth Baseball (Peewee up to Babe Ruth), city council, city treasurer, Maple Leaf Festival Committee, Knights of Columbus, Elk's Club, church Lector and was named Baker Business Person of the Year for 1987.

Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Mark Robson and his wife Rachel, Baldwin City; one daughter, Lori Robson, Lawrence; two sisters, Eleanor Phillips and her husband Harlan, Mayetta, and Mary Belle Keys, Holton; many nieces and nephews.

Rosary will begin at 6:30 p.m. today, followed by visitation from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. George's Catholic Cemetery, Munden. Memorial contributions may be made to the Annunciation Catholic Church or to Catholic Charities and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

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