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Mary Ellen Roberson

June 7, 2011 by Anonymous

Born: 
Sunday, May 9, 1926
Died: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Funeral: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 10:00
Location: 
White’s Funeral Home Chapel in Springtown.
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation was from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church at North Main and Third St., Springtown, TX in memory of Mary Ellen Roberson.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Springtown.

Mary Ellen Roberson was born in Oklahoma City, OK on May 9, 1926. Mary Ellen grew up in Springtown, Texas where she attended school and graduated from Springtown High School. She attended Texas State College for Women in Denton, Texas now known as Texas Woman’s University and majored in home economics. Mary Ellen married Anes
Roberson in 1946 and together they began a successful dairy business with her father, Eli Hart.

Anes and Mary Ellen spent 20 years in the west Texas town of Andrews before returning to the Springtown farm in 1973. During this
period of their lives, Mary Ellen was a Cub Scout den mother, designed and made twirling costumes for her daughter, and was a paper agent for the Midland Reporter Telegram.

After returning to the farm, Mary Ellen worked for Springtown ISD as a substitute teacher and later taught students in the migrant program. Upon retirement she and her husband, spent
many hours volunteering their services at the Springtown Senior Citizen’s Center, VFW, the Legend’s Museum, First United Methodist Church, and the community. Mary Ellen served as president of many of the organizations in which she participated. Using down-home humor and a bit of gossip, Mary Ellen wrote the popular Senior Scene column for the Springtown Epigraph for several years. She was named Women of the Year in recognition of her energetic spirit and volunteerism.

At the Methodist church, Mary Ellen was known to many as “Granny.” She was a member of the First United Methodist Church for over 60 years. She was well-known for her cooking – she attended and cooked for the youth mission trip in Louisiana, coordinated the annual Lord’s Acre turkey and dressing meal, cooked dinner for the Wednesday night services where is was known for her biscuit dessert and chicken spaghetti, and wrote the history section for the Quilting
Club Cookbook. She served on the Administrative Council for more than 30 years, helped with Vacation Bible School, worked on the Neighbor to Neighbors Angel Tree project, and organized the church archives on display in the church vestibule. She was recognized for her contributions by being named United Methodist Women Member of the Year and Lay Member of the Year.

Mary Ellen Roberson led an active and full life as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by four children, Aaron Roberson and wife Pixie of Albuquerque, NM; Ford Roberson and wife Catherine of Springtown; Andrea Hungerford and husband Rick of Springtown; Kerby Roberson of Springtown; seven grandchildren; and, seven great-grandchildren.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, September 16

  • AHS Varsity Girls Orange at Mansfield Varsity Invitational, Glen Gardens, 8:00 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Crowley at Aledo, 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Mineral Wells JH at Aledo MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Mineral Wells JH, MWHS Ram Stadium;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS at Everman;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 17

  • Aledo Middle School JHG, JHB at Lipan Meet, 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 18

  • AHS JV at Crowley, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall, Weatherford 9th grade center

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Harvest Christian Academy, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 19

  • AHS Varsity Boys Black at Bart Granger Memorial, Pecan Valley GC through Sept. 20

  • AHS at Cleburne;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. CHANT - Christian Homeschool Athletes of North Texas at Aledo Middle School, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Harvest Christian Academy at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 20

  • Aledo Middle School, A Team Tournament at Weatherford Hall, times TBD

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