Velva Orene Robisky, the daughter of the late Richard H. and Effie Adeline Jerls McCamish, was born in Bernie on March 12, 1916, and died at the Charlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Texas, on April 22, 2006, at the age of 90.
She was raised in Bernie and moved to Dexter after she married. She was a cosmotologist and owned and operated her own beauty shop in Dexter for many years. She moved to Cedar Hill, Texas, in 1978 where she spent many years before moving back to Dexter for a few years. She moved to Dallas, Texas, a few years ago to be with her daughter. She was a member of the Trinity Assembly of God Church in Cedar Hill, Texas.
On July 2, 1932, she was married to Claud Otis Jarrell in Dexter. He preceded her in death on June 24, 1968. On July 4, 1976, she was married to Tommy Robisky in Dexter. He preceded her in death on Aug. 27, 1995.
Surviving are one daughter, Marjorie Thrower of Dallas, Texas; several grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn Robinson of Jackson and Martha Duffie-Reynolds of Bernie. She was preceded in death by two sons, one in infancy and J.R. Jarrell; two sisters, Melba Thurston and Mayola Gibson; and one brother, James Richard McCamish.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 27, 2006, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Michael Kohlbaker of Dexter officiating.
Interment will be held in the Sadler's Chapel Cemetery in Dexter with Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexer in charge of arrangements.