Kathryne Louise King Robertson began her heavenly life on December 10, 2019, at the age of 83. Kathy was born on October 3, 1936, to Loren Lonnie and Gladys Mahala Griffith King in Haskell. She met and married the love of her life and best friend, Tom Robertson, on June 15, 1970. Together they raised their daughter and pride and joy, Gay Robertson McCormick. Kathy lived a life of servanthood usually marked with great conversation and a good meal. In her early years Kathy worked for Kips Big Boy in Oklahoma City, serving others and training waitresses to give great customer service. After moving to the Duncan area in 1975 Kathy worked for her sister, Donna, at Clear Creek Concession. Using her restaurant expertise, cooking skills, and customer service knowledge, she and Tom then owned and operated the concession for 5 years before selling to her sister, Pat, to continue the family business. Kathy and Tom then purchased Southwest Food Service where they spent the next 40 years serving Stephens and the surrounding counties by delivering to local restaurants, convenience stores, businesses, schools, and churches. Servanthood through food service was her craft and her daughter followed in her footsteps, purchasing Jonny’s in 2007. This made her extremely proud to share the love of serving others through a great meal.
After moving from OKC to the Duncan area, Kathy and Tom were charter members of Lakeside Baptist Church, followed by many years of worship at Tanglewood Bible Fellowship. Kathy loved her Lord, her family, her church family, her ladies Bunco group, and was a member for many years of the local chapter of the Blue Star Mothers. She was very proud of the service of her daughter, Gay, and grandson, Joe, to our county. Through her kind and giving spirit, Kathy ministered and provided to many in need through the years.
Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, Loren Lonnie and Gladys Mahala Griffith King; her sister, Pat King Rost; and her grandchild, Sarah McCormick. Kathy is survived by her husband, Tom Robertson of the home; her daughter, Gay McCormick of Duncan; three siblings, Jean Schalit of Duncan, Donna and FL Estes of Duncan, and Jimmy and Judy King of Newcastle; three grandchildren, Brandy and Bryan Peters of Duncan, Joe and Ashlie Driver McCormick of Velma, and Clint and Ruth McCormick of Duncan; five great grandchildren, Hannah Lillard of Duncan, Abigail and Grace Peters of Duncan, Allison and Grayson Driver of Velma; one great great grandchild, Oliver Lillard of Duncan, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Kathy’s funeral service will be held at Tanglewood Bible Fellowship on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 1pm with Rev. Brad McCoy officiating. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery under the direction of Whitt Funeral Home. Kathy never feared death. As a devout Christian, she looked forward to the day that she would be reunited with her Lord.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Kathy’s honor to Tanglewood Bible Fellowship Youth Ministry.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.whittfh.com.