In Loving Memory…

Phyllis D. Robertson

Phyllis D. Robertson, 88, of Sedalia, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018, at Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center.

She was born December 20, 1929, in Otterville, a daughter of Fred B. and Frieda (Brodersen) Holman.

Phyllis accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at the age of twelve and was baptized in Flat Creek.

On June 6, 1948, at the Otterville Methodist parsonage, by Rev. H.A. Wood, she was united in marriage to Sherman LeRoy “Roy” Robertson.

Mrs. Robertson lived in Syracuse and Smithton several years before coming to Sedalia. She worked at Smithton Bank and Beverly’s before retiring, and then became a Mimi to many children whom she loved and cared for.

Surviving are her daughter, Cindy Hansen (husband, Darryl); two granddaughters, Cassandra Craighead (husband, Steve) and Tamara Copas (husband, Chad); four great-grandchildren, Cody Kozak, Brooklyn Copas, Madysin Copas and Elizabeth Copas; a great-great-granddaughter, Lanie Rose Copas; and a sister, Shirley Driskell, of Independence.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband on May 14, 2010. They were married 61 years.

She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Sedalia. She enjoyed spending time with her family, and baking and cooking.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 12, at Heckart Funeral Home, with Rev. Duane Duchesne and Jeff Page officiating.

Casket bearers will be Cody Kozak, Steve Craighead, Mike Driskell, Dusty Cunningham, Louis Schuster and Kent Juhl.

Honorary casket bearers will be Darryl Hansen and Chad Copas.

Burial will be in Syracuse Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to New Hope Baptist Church or Syracuse Cemetery.



  1. Barbara(Sudduth) Weatherspoon

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for all in this time of sorrow.

  2. Cindy: I am so sorry for you and your family’s loss. Your mother was always such a gracious person, a trait she passed down to you.

  3. May your memories, family and friends help in the time of loss. Our prayers are with you all . Mimi was s great lady that touched many lives. God “s blessings to you.. Michel and David Potts

  4. Debbie and Ray Murray

    Deepest sympathy to Mimi’s family and friends. She always had a smile when I’d see her at the home. Cindy, you were such a loving and caring daughter to your sweet mother. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Tom and Angie (Greer) Howard

    Phyllis was one of the sweetest people! I have such fond memories of her and of Roy while growing up in Smithton.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time.

  6. So sorry for your loss. My love and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  7. My deepest sympathies. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  8. Cheryl Hofstetter

    Cindy, so sad to see your mom’s passing. Hard to let them go even if they are ready. Prayers for your healing.

  9. Kimberly Shults Smith

    Inly nice memories of this lady growing up in the same church as her and her family. She also made the best angel food cake I ever tasted as a kid. She will not be forgotten nor her smile

  10. Dave and Cathryn Driskell

    Phyllis was like a sister to me, love her and family, she will be missed by all you knew her, praying for all of during this of passinf a loving sister in the Lord…

  11. We pray for your family, for comfort and fond memories of your mom

  12. Dearest friend
    I was a little late and learning of the passing of your precious mother. To You and all your family you have my sincerest sympathy. I know the days to follow will be so hard For all of you, As always I will keep you in my heart and prayers Phyllis and Family

  13. Cindy and family, Robert’s and my deepest sympathies to you all. We will always remember Phyills as a gentle, kind hearted soul. She always had a genuine contagious smile that told you she was truly happy to see you. Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 1:3, God comforts us in all our afflictions. We pray your family will draw your comfort from God our Father the God of all comfort.

  14. With Sympathy, Gary and Mary Lois Winfrey

  15. Jerry and Sherri Brosch

    Sedalia has lost a gracious lady.our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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