Mrs. Allie Jo Robertson, age 75 of Puryear, Tennessee, died Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at the Murray Calloway County Hospital.
She retired from Murray State University as a Professor in the College of Education; she was of Methodist Faith and was very involved in Early Childhood Education Organizations. Mrs. Robertson was passionate about children and education. She was in the inaugural class of Parents as Teachers in Missouri and started an early childhood special education program in Lebanon, Missouri. She went back to school to further her education, receiving a Master's degree from Southwest Missouri State University and a Doctoral degree from University of Missouri. She began her career working with young children and embracing all their unique needs. She ended her career teaching college students to be future educators.
Mrs. Robertson was born on September 11, 1946, in Memphis, Tennessee to the late C. M. Pearson and Roy Lee Atchison Pearson.
She is survived by her husband, O.L. Robertson of Puryear, Tennessee; one daughter, Jessica Carolan and husband Dustin of Mendon, Illinois; two sons, Jason Robertson and Kim Hill of Murray, Kentucky and Jonathan Robertson of Mayfield, Kentucky; one sister, Ruth Damron and husband Wayne of Fayetteville, Tennessee; four granddaughters, Laci Robertson, Allis Carolan, Devon Carolan and Bellamy Carolan.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 4, 2022, in the chapel of the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services with Rev. Jim Stahler will officiate with Alesa Walker giving the Eulogy. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. till service hour Monday, April 4, 2022, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Murray State University Foundation, in memory of Allie Jo Robertson, Office of Development, 200 Heritage Hall, Murray, Kentucky 42071.
Online condolences can be made at, www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com