M. Barbara Robson, 81, of Springfield, died at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, TX on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. She was born February 22, 1933 in Springfield to Andrew and Rose Blust Vollmer. She married Ronald Robson on May 25, 1957 and he preceded her in death on February 16, 1985. Also preceding her in death are her parents and brother, Andrew Vollmer.
Surviving are a daughter, Rosemarie (Nabiel) Al-Ghanma of Humble TX; three grandchildren, Noelle, Hana and Hamza Al-Ghanma; one niece, three nephews, and several great nieces, nephews and cousins.
Barb was a lifelong resident of Springfield. She was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish at Sacred Heart Church. She worked as a secretary for St. Patrick’s School, Marine Bank and the Sangamon County Circuit Clerk’s Office. She was a member of St. Pat’s Parish Club, YWCA Victory Club, and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra for 25 years. She was a former member and director of the German-American Singing Society and was a charter member of Sweet Adelines.
Visitation: 9-10:30 am Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass: 11:00 am Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Sacred Heart Church with Reverend Paul Habing officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Patrick’s School.
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