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Marthajean Robarts

August 3, 2022

Obituary

Marthajean Miller Robarts of Lake City Florida, earned her Heavenly Wings August 3, 2022. She was born in Redfield, South Dakota on April 21, 1932 to the Reverend Ray Marcus Miller and Mary Elizabeth Crumm Miller. She was the last living and youngest of five children. Julia Faith Merrill, Mary Joan Vennart (George), Reverend Bertram A. Miller (Mary Margaret Robarts), Richard Carroll (Ramona). She grew up in Meriden, CT. and graduated from Wheelock College with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She devoted her life to children and their families. She touched many lives in Columbia County with her love of education. Along the way instilling love, respect, kindness and strength. She always found the good in everyone and always encouraged confidence in her students. Through the years as she would say she wore many hats. She was a teacher for over 20 years then accepted the position of the Principal at Forest Hills Academy in Lake City, Florida. Life events changed course and Marthajean began a new chapter with the State of Florida. Upon her retirement and until her passing, she enjoyed her time with her friends, children, grandchildren as well as great grandchildren. Not expecting to meet handsome, southern gentlemen at her brother's wedding (especially his new brides brother), she married that man, George A.L. Robarts, Jr. (deceased) on June 30, 1955. They were blessed with four children, who will miss her dearly, George A.L.Robarts,III (Forest), John W. Robarts(Cynthia Robarts), Marrae Rukab MacDonald(Harold), and Julianne Blalock(Edgar Blalock). She requested that Katrina Robarts and her late son in law Gamal Nasser Rukab be recognized as part of her family. She always felt that her biggest blessings were her grandchildren (each one will claim she told them they were her favorite) George A.L. Robarts.IV, Melody Lynn Robarts, Chad Bowman, Stacey Bowman, Kevin Bowman(deceased), Amanda Gunnells, Brian Stevens, Lindsay Robarts, Evelyn Rukab, Nasser (Jimmy) Rukab, Alexandria (Ali) MacDonald, Lorrae Blalock, William Blalock, Marcus Blalock as well as 13 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. This past year was special for Marthjean as she was able to celebrate her 90th birthday on the family farm with not only her children but her extended family and friends which was a very memorable moment in not only her life but also the ones who celebrated with her. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday August 9, at 1:00 p.m. at The First Presbyterian Church of Lake City. Family will be receiving friends in the fellowship hall following the service. Per her request there will be a private family graveside service at an undetermined time. GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, 2659 S.W. Main Blvd., Lake City, Florida is in charge of arrrangements. In lieu of flowers please send gifts to the First Presbyterian Church of Lake City’s Education Scholarship in her name.

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Services

Memorial Service
Tuesday
August 9, 2022

1:00 PM
The First Presbyterian Church of Lake City

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