Frances Jean Roberson, 90, of Temple, Texas, died Saturday (Dec. 22, 2012) in Waco, Texas.
Jean was born on Sept. 4, 1922, at the Axtell Hospital in Newton, the daughter of Claude E. and Grace (Watson) Adamson.
She married Glenn David Roberson on Sept. 19, 1952, in Bentonville, Ark., and he died on June 5, 1975.
In 1926, Jean along with her parents and paternal grandparents (Joe and Maggie Idella Adamson) moved to Pharr, Texas, in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. She graduated from high school in 1939, Edenburg Jr. College in 1941 and T.S.C.M in Denton in 1943 with a degree in library science.
Jean was a librarian in Wichita at Hamilton and Horace Mann schools for six years; head librarian at the Parsons State Hospital for Children in Parsons from December 1955 until Jan. 1, 1966; and then she was a catalog librarian in the Kansas State Historical Society Library from January 1967 until August 1979, when due to health reasons she retired.
In April 1985, she moved to Temple, Texas, to live in a more moderate climate for her health. Jean was a member of the Oak Park United Methodist Church in Temple, Friends of the Temple City Library, AARP, Progress Chapter No. 49, Order of Eastern Star in Parsons, the Kansas Historical Society, Alumnae Association of T.W.U. in Denton, along with the American Library Association.
Jean is survived by her foster daughter, Debra McGuire of Moody, Texas; and cousins, Frances Furlong of Gladstone, Mo., and Marilyn Meals-Bennett of Fair Grove, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; an infant brother, Claude Adamson Jr.; grandparents, J.C. and Mary Alice Watson, Joe and Maggie Idella Adamson.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 29, 2012) at the Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.
A memorial has been established with the Temple City Library; contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.
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Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.