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Betty Robert

Betty Carol Robert (Benton)

Monday, September 15th, 1947 - Wednesday, December 25th, 2019
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Obituary

Betty Carol Robert, 72, of Riesel, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 29th, at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Dr., Waco, with a visitation and meal to follow at First Baptist Church Riesel, 301 Edwards St., Riesel.

Betty was born September 15, 1947 to Carroll and Doris (Lord) Benton, the oldest of three children. She married Jerry Robert in 1967 and they celebrated 51 years of marriage on November 22, 2018. Betty was a member of the First Baptist Church of Riesel. She graduated from Baylor University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Education, teaching elementary school locally until retirement in 2004. Betty continued working as a substitute teacher in Riesel.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jerry; and sister, Joy Kelley.

Betty is survived by her son, Brian Robert and wife, Leigh Ann; grandson, William Robert; granddaughter, Rebekah Robert, all of Riesel; brother, Charles Benton and wife Kathryn of Riesel; along with numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts and cousins; who all lovingly called her Aunt Betty and Goombah.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made in Betty’s memory to Operation Christmas Child through FBC Riesel or FBC Children and Youth Departments at 301 Edwards St., Riesel, TX 76682.
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Service Details

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    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Pecan Grove Funeral Home
    Address
    3124 Robinson Dr
    WACO, TX 76706
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Diane Elliott Parsons

Posted at 03:43am
When my Uncle Jim lived in Texas, we visited from North Carolina several times. The first time I met Betty (related to my Uncle by marriage), she made an impression on me of love, kindness and fun. Please know that I am keeping your family in my prayers and will always remember Betty's beautiful smile! 💗
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Barbara Wyatt

Posted at 07:35am
Betty was a beautiful lady inside and out! She was one of the first people I met when I began teaching at Riesel, offering to help in any way she could. She was always helping at the church when we had services or as the church honored the Riesel teachers and staff every year! She will be truly missed in the community!
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Linda buck

Posted at 01:59am
Betty Robert was my eighth grade teacher. She made a lasting impression on me and I appreciated her my whole life. She encouraged her students to become anything they desired through education and work. She will be sorely missed.
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