Vera L. (Walton) Robison (1909 - 2012)

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INDEPENDENCE – Vera L. Robison, 103 years old, of Independence, died on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Buchanan County Health Center Long Term Care unit in Independence. She was born on July 12, 1909, in Buchanan County, the daughter of Marshall Jocyrus and Grace Ethel (Lowery) Walton. She graduated from high school in Rowley. On Dec. 29, 1926, she and Lucius Samson Robison were married in Cedar Rapids. They farmed in Buchanan County until moving to Independence in 1981. He preceded her in death in 1985. Mrs. Robison was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Independence, the Spencer's Grove Club, and the Royal Neighbors. She was an antique collector and enjoyed attending local auctions. In years past she enjoyed dancing and playing cards.
Mrs. Robison is survived by two sons, Robert (Betty) Robison of Walker, and Dean (Lynda) Robison, of Dysart, one daughter, Delores (Ed) Armstrong of Independence, 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 12 great great grandchildren, and two great great great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Harlan Walton and Milton Walton, and 4 sisters, Edna Hodgins, Irma Deke, Ola Kruse, and Ruby Huyck.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the First United Methodist Church in Independence with Rev. Scott Meador officiating. Casket Bearers will be Rob Yeisley, Travis Grover, Terry Folken, Tim Folken, Luke Folken, Mark Lappe, John Lappe, Cody Robison, James Bumgarner, Mitchel Bumgarner, and Alex Bumgarner. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence. The family will greet friends at the church after 1 p.m. on Saturday.
White Funeral Home of Independence is in charge of arrangements. On line condolences may be left at
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Aug. 22 to Sept. 1, 2012