Mary Kaythleen (Mc- Clenny) Barton was born on October 17th, 1942 in Duncan, Oklahoma. She was the second of five children.
During her younger years she lived in Canada, South America, and Old Mexico while her father worked for Halliburton. Mary’s family eventually relocated to Duncan where she graduated high school. She went on to receive an Associates Degree in Business from Cameron University. In early years, Mary worked for Halliburton and the Security State Bank of Cheyenne, Oklahoma and then became a full-time mom so she could support her children in their activities and take care of her family. In later years she worked for the Oklahoma Tax Commission until she retired.
Mary had a green thumb and always had a beautiful yard. She loved the spring and summer months. During those months she was busy planting, watering, and growing beautiful flowers. Her backyard was a favorite for the grandchildren to play in and a place to rest and relax for whoever was visiting.
Mary was an extremely uplifting and positive person. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She would ask every day how they were and if anyone had talked to them. She had a kind word to say about everyone. As she grew older and needed more care, she never complained and always thanked everyone for their help. From her children, Velma Dean Robison 1928 ~ 2020
Velma Dean Robison of Follett was born December 18, 1928, to James and Cleo (Provines) Clay at their home in Midway (now Reydon, OK). She died August 2, 2020, in Ochiltree General Hospital at the age of 91. Dean and her husband Don were both raised in the Reydon area, then lived in Lefors and Pampa before they made their home in Follett in 1970. Don preceded Dean in death in 2002.
Dean took great pleasure in babysitting hundreds of children throughout her life; she was six years old when she got her first babysitting job. She loved her kids and their families and took great pride in the relationships she made with them. When she retired from babysitting she enjoyed sitting on her front porch near the school and watching her kids playing on the school playground. As a young girl Dean said when she grew up she would go barefooted and eat candy whenever she wanted, and she did.
Dean is survived by their three children: Margaret Robison of Weatherford, OK., Orville Robison and wife Teresa of Follett, and Clayton Robison and wife Jeanette of Blanco. Eight grandchildren: Mesa Huybers Robison of Weatherford, OK., Eric Robison of Follett, TX; Dirk Robison and wife Margie of Groom, TX; Caleb Robison and wife Angel of Las Vegas, NV; Zachary Robison and wife Heather of Ft. Myers, FL; Seth Robison and wife Haley of Bogart, GA; Joshua Robison and wife Ydira of Cape Coral, FL; and Jessica Land and husband Brackston of San Marcos, TX.
Dean has 11 great grandchildren and another due in April. Other survivors are three sisters: Gertrude Flesher of Cheyenne, OK., Hester Millemon of Rolla, KS., and Mildred Harrison of Attica, KS.
Dean was preceded in death by her parents and three siblings: Bula May Sides of Durham, OK., Russell Clay of Reydon, OK., and Kenneth Clay of Montana.
Dean was a strong proponent of “giving flowers while we live,” so on her behalf, her family thanks you for the kind acknowledgements of her life. Memorial donations in Dean’s honor may be made to Follett Educational Corporation, Drawer 28, Follett, TX 79034. grandchildren, sister and even hospice care…she always remained thankful for those surrounding her. Her gift was making you feel special every time you were with her.
Mary was preceded in death by her father Olen McClenny, and mother Bernardeine McClenny, one brother Jerry McClenny, one sister Nancy Tubbs, and one son-in-law Mark Chastain. She is survived by one sister Judy Pride and her husband, Kenny of Bennington, Oklahoma and one brother, Olen Arbie McClenny.
She is also survived by her two children, her son Greg Barton and his wife Terri of Cheyenne, Oklahoma and one daughter, Julie Chastain of Mustang, Oklahoma. She has four grandchildren, Cole Barton and his wife Dana of Cheyenne, Oklahoma, Chelsea Drake of Cheyenne, Oklahoma, Jordan Stolbach and her husband Victor of Oklahoma City, and Dakota Collins and her husband Colton, of Bethany, Oklahoma. She was so proud of her six great grandchildren – Alex, Dannyn, and Maverick Stolbach, Lane and Lyle Barton, and Langston Drake.
A graveside service is scheduled for Monday, September 21st at the Mustang Cemetery. Those gathering will fondly remember her sweet spirit and caring nature. Her quick wit and genuine love for her family will truly be missed. Their love for her is immeasurable and she’ll always be held close in the hearts of her loved ones.