Billie Jo Robertson
December 30, 1938 - July 11, 2020
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Billie Jo Robertson, 81, of Strafford, Mo, passed peacefully at her home on Saturday, July 11, surrounded by family. Billie was born at home near Strafford, MO on December 30, 1938 to Willard and Virginia Dishman. She graduated Valedictorian from Strafford High School in 1956 and Cum Laude from Southwest Missouri State College with a…

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Rhonda K Barrett left a message on August 18, 2020:
Dear Tony, Robbee, grandchildren and extended family. I was thinking of your Mother and planning a trip to Branson and figured I would stop by and see her but while searching for her address my heart sunk when I found her obituary. Your Mom changed my life while I was at Evangel in the 80's. God spoke to her about me before I even arrived on campus. I will never forget her many hours of prayers that brought much healing and deliverance to my life. She always loved me unconditionally. I spent hours in her office with her praying over me in the spirit. We cried together, laughed together and celebrated together. All those weekends at your home exploring the property and just having fun. She always made me feel safe and loved and I definitely learned how to pray from the strongest most consistent prayer warrior I knew. Sometimes when I would be at your house I would just sit in the other room and listen to her pray in the spirit. Communion with God was her love language. At times she would be doing the dishes and praying in the spirit and I use to think, I want to be like her. I now do the same thing or when the Lord nudges me to pray for someone I do it then and don't wait. It might be in the grocery store or the post office. I will always cherish her wisdom and her compassion. She saved my life in many ways and she knew it but never boasted about it because it was her ministry. The 4th of July with your neighbors. Yes, I still remember and your dance recitals Robbee. She helped me cope with my sisters death and so many other heart breaking issues. She just told me a couple of years ago that she finally threw away my research paper that I did on the life of Mr Fred Rogers. I was shocked she had kept it all these years. I was elated when you guys came to my wedding in St Louis. I could write a book about my memories with her. I loved her more than I can express. I know I will see her in heaven one day and that gives me great comfort. My prayers for comfort, hope and healing during this time of great loss for all of you. Love you always, Rhonda
jennifer ewing left a message on August 6, 2020:
Thinking of you, Robbee.
jennifer ewing left a message on August 6, 2020:
Thinking of you, Robbee.
jennifer ewing left a message on August 6, 2020:
Thinking of you, Robbee.
Eddie Pino left a message on July 17, 2020:
I remember Mrs. Robertson as such a warm caring professor when I was a student at Evangel. She is going to be greatly missed and we look forward to seeing her again when we are reunited in Heaven.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Carol Bodenhamer Fuller left a message on July 16, 2020:
So sorry for your loss. I went to Strafford High School and was a classmate of Billie Jo. She will be missed.
Mark Pino left a message on July 16, 2020:
My condolences to the family. Seeing Mrs Robertson's picture and reading her obit brings special feelings to my heart. I knew her as my English teacher at Evangel in the early 90s. She was a pleasant and funny lady. What a precious treasure for her family. God be with you all and comfort you with her sweet memory and the hope of eternity not too far away.
Renna Quasius left a message on July 15, 2020:
A beautiful woman and a beautiful life! I will always remember the love she showed to everyone around her. Great memories...
Lehla Smith Pietz left a message on July 15, 2020:
Thinking of you Tony. Prayers for you and your family.
Jody ODell Asher left a message on July 15, 2020:
A very special Sunday School teacher and youth group leader.
Nick Pino left a message on July 15, 2020:
Loved Mrs. Robertson. What a dear saint of God. Prayers for her family. She is rejoicing with Jesus now.
David Otto left a message on July 14, 2020:
Billie Jo was one of my teachers at Strafford High School. My attitude about school in those day, was less than motiavated, but after having Ms. Dishman's class and than being involved in several school plays she directed, my attitude changed She made me believe I could achieve anything I wanted. After graduation I joined the Army and overy my career achieved the rank of Colonel and obtain a BS in Criminal Justice and a M.ED. in Rehabiitation COunseling. I say this only becuse I owe most of motivation for my success to this sweet lady.
Stan Maples left a message on July 14, 2020:
I so enjoyed the years with Billie Jo in the old barracks at Evangel. She will be missed, he laughter, her smile, and her dedication to her students, the Humanities Department and Evangel University.
Nathan Nelson left a message on July 14, 2020:
What a sweet, dear heart has left us! My colleague at Evangel for 16 years, Billie Jo had the biggest smile in the Humanities Department and loved to laugh. I can still hear in memory the special sort of merriment that spilled out of her office or rang down the hallway, and I miss it, along with the sounds of the deep, prayerful concern she was so quick to show to students in distress. Billie Jo taught down-to-earth wisdom as well as writing; patience as well as grammatical precision; and Christian love as well as literature. She was, as thousands of students will attest, a treasure. – Nathan Nelson
Buesking, Michael left a message on July 14, 2020:
My fondest memories of Billie Jo come from the Humanities department meetings held in the old Humanities Barracks. Her laugh would echo down the hallway.
Judy Davolt Beam left a message on July 14, 2020:
Billie Jo was my best friend through grade school and High School. She was also my Maid of honor when I got married. I have many happy memories of us being together. May God bless you all during this time of grief. love and blessings--Judy Davolt Beam
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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