February 28, 2008


Patricia Ann McRobert, 74, of Richmond, Missouri died February 22, 2008 at Shirkey’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Richmond.

She was born the daughter of Michael Paul and Anna Maxine (Barker) Palmer on September 26th, 1933, in Keokuk, IA.

Patricia grew up in Memphis, Missouri and graduated from Memphis High School in 1951. She earned a B.S. in Education from the University of Missouri in May of 1955. Her first teaching job was at Montgomery County High School in Montgomery City, Missouri in the fall of 1955. She married Lowell Max McRobert in 1954 and was divorced from him in 1970.

Pat retired in 2003 from teaching in the Park Hill School District and she thoroughly enjoyed her part-time work at Hall’s Plaza and Crown Center stores from 1978 - 2003. She was a member of Hillside Christian Church in the 1970’s, and she served in their choir for many years. She was a founding regent of the Clay County chapter of the DAR, and she was active in the Parents Without Partners organization. She was a member of the Old Pike Country Club for many years.

The family appreciated the staff and community at Garden Village, an independent living facility in Kansas City, who worked so hard toward allowing Pat to stay with them as long as possible as Alzheimer’s took its toll. Additionally, the family cannot say enough about the people from Shirkey’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Richmond, Missouri and their Wing 3 and Wing 6 Alzheimer’s Units who were so loving and caring for Pat over the last year and through her passing.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her son, Michael Paul McRobert and his wife Anita of Kansas City, MO; daughter, Sally McRobert Wise and her husband Tim of Leonardtown, MD; brother, Paul and wife Linda Palmer, of Kansas City; grandchildren, Jeffrey Michael McRobert, Anna Maxine McRobert and Jennifer Nicole McRobert of Kansas City, Missouri, Patricia Adele Wise, Mary Helen Wise and Katie Wise of Leonardtown, Maryland; her nephew, Mark Palmer of Houston, Texas and her niece, Betsy Hrdlicka of West Des Moines, Iowa.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 29th, at the Gerth Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Larry Smith, pastor of the Downing Christian Church officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service, from noon until 1 p.m. Inurnment will be in the Memphis Cemetery.

An open house will be held for family and friends at the home of Mike and Anita McRobert, 5720 N. Wilson Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday, March 1, from 3 to 7:00 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to Care Alternatives Hospice of Kansas City and can be left at or mailed to the Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main, Memphis, MO 63555.

Condolences may be sent to Mrs. McRobert’s family via email at gerths@gerths.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerth Funeral Service from their Memphis chapel.

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