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Constance Adams Robertson (Connie)

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Published: February 24, 2013

Constance Adams Robertson (Connie), 85, died Thursday, Feb. 21, in Warren Pennsylvania after a lengthy illness. Connie was born April 4, 1927, in Ratcliff Ark. She was the daughter of the late James Marion Adams and Margaret Hargis Adams of Little Rock, both educators. At the time of his death Mr. Adams was the Arkansas Director of Vocational Education. Connie had one brother, the late James Marion Adams also of Little Rock. His wife Joan Faucett Adams survives along with their children Joe Adams and Jan Adams Hollenberg and her husband Tannen, all of Little Rock; and Jay Adams and wife Jaimee of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Connie graduated in 1944 from Little Rock High School and attended Arkansas State Teachers College. She graduated in 1947 from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a major in business. She was a social worker for Drew County, Ark., and later the Red Cross in New Orleans, La. Following graduate studies at Marshall University in Huntington, W. Va., Connie taught business classes and became counselor at Gauley Bridge (WV) High School where she served for 27 years. Connie married Jack E. Robertson on Aug. 24, 1946, in Fayetteville. He was a son of the late John William (Jack) and Tassie Mai Moore Robertson from Blytheville. Connie is survived by a sister-in-law Tommie Robertson Mohen of Memphis Tenn.; brothers-in-law Joe T. Robertson and his wife Jo Evelyn of Corinth, Miss., Carl L. Robertson of Krum, Texas, and Robert N. Robertson and his wife Martha of Reno Nev. There are many Robertson related nieces and nephews and friends from across the country surviving Connie. Following graduation and the birth of their daughter Jane Ann, Jack and Connie moved several times as Jack completed graduate studies and began college teaching. They lived in Denton Texas, Monticello Ark., New Orleans La., Wichita Kan. and Glen Ferris W. Va. Jack and Connie came to Warren in 1998 in order to be near their only child Jane Dunshie and her husband Dale. Jack died there in 2001. Jane and Dale survive and reside in Warren. Connie was a bridge player, museum and library volunteer, and served on the board of the Fayette County West Virginia library system. She was a member of the American Association of University Women, Woman's Club, League of Women Voters, and the YMCA. Connie worked on needlepoint canvases and has many beautifully framed needlepoint creations. She and Jack enjoyed traveling in the US and Europe plus driving with friends through England, Scotland and Wales. There will be a reception honoring Connie on Saturday, March 2, from 3–5 p.m. at the Woman's Club of Warren Pa.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Connie's name to any organization of the donor's choosing. One that relates to Connie: Warren Library Association (205 Market St., Warren, Pa. 16365.)

Peterson-Blick Funeral Home is entrusted with cremation and other arrangements. Condolences may be sent to Jane Dunshie, 7 Beaty Court, Warren Pa., 16365 or petersonblickfuneralhome.com.

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