Betty Joy Robertson, 94, a longtime Miami resident and member of the Wyandotte Nation, passed away peacefully at Oak Pointe of Neosho on the early morning of Wednesday, February 24, 2021. She was born on May 22, 1926 in Ottawa County, Oklahoma to Gus and Ruth Witte. She earned her Associates Degree from NEO A&M College where she met the love of her life, Harold “Robby” Robertson. They were blessed with two children, over 64 years of marriage (until his death in 2019), and an abundance of prosperity and joy in the home they built together as proud Okies. They were members of the First United Methodist Church in Miami. Betty worked as a telephone operator at Southwestern Bell for 33 years and in retirement became her husband’s partner at Robertson’s Real Estate. All who were fortunate enough to cross paths with Betty knew her for her quick wit, intellectual curiosity, and fierce devotion to her husband and family. She was a hoot. For decades, she and Robby maintained their pecan grove and homestead while being actively involved in their community. On any given day, they could be found at the Miami tribal cafeteria, hosting or visiting friends and family, or travelling for R.E.C. meetings. Wherever their interests and commitments took them, it was always together.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, parents Gus and Ruth Witte, son Stanley Wayne Robertson, sisters: Molly; Geneva; Lula “Binky”; and brothers: Otsy; Thomas. She is survived by her daughter Emily Ruthann Logan and her husband Greg, grandchildren Darcy Allred, Cray Allred and his wife Jessie Allred, and great grandchildren Lydia and Charlotte Allred.
Visitation will be 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Brown-Winters Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Miami. Graveside burial service will be private-invitation at Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery in Miami.
Friends and family may send the family notes of encouragement by viewing Mrs. Robertson’s Tribute Page at brown-winters.com.