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|Coach Clarence Whiteman, Dr. Emmet Ellis, 1956 Warrensburg, MO|
Dr. Ammon D. Roberson, 100, Independence formerly of Warrensburg, passed away Feb. 14, 2015.
Ammon was born June 3, 1914, in a log cabin in Franklin County, Ill., the fourth of nine children of Ernest and Anna (Phillips) Roberson. He graduated from Benton (Ill.) High School, earned an Associate’s Degree from Graceland College and a B.S. in Music from UMC in Warrensburg before he was drafted into the U.S. Army during WW II. Shortly after induction, he formed an Army band in Abilene, Texas, whose members have kept in touch with each other every year at Christmas time. After serving in Italy during the war, he earned his Master’s Degree from the University of Iowa and then his Doctorate in Music Education from Indiana University. He paid for all of his degrees by working his way through college. He lived in Warrensburg from 1955 through 2009, when he moved to the White Oak Living Center in Independence where he was assisted by his three nephews: Blake, Scott and Kent Roberson of Independence and Liberty.
He was a professor of music at the University of Central Missouri for many years. While at Indiana University and UMC, he trained future band directors. He was a member of the Community of Christ Warrensburg Congregation and had organized and led many church choirs over the years. He was a member of the Missouri Retired Teacher’s Association. Ammon was preceded in death by his wife, Nora Roberson.
He is survived by stepdaughter, Anne Johnson and husband, Mike, Baltimore, Md.; sister, Thelma Fugate, Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren, Sarah Johnson, Ian Johnson; great-grandchildren Adrian Kaczmarek-Johnson, Emory Kaczmarek-Johnson; many other family members; and Ammon’s special friend, Susan Peterson.
February 18, 1961
The Emporia Gazette
Three Teen-Agers Are Killed jn Car Wreck SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — Three young persons were killed and a fourth was injured Friday night in a car that hit a bridge on U. S. 50 three miles west of Sedalia during a heavy rain. The dead were Wayne Eugene Moore, 18, Holden, Mo.: Clinton C. Murphy, 19, Whitmean Air Force Base, and Margaret Elwell. 19, Warrensburg, Mo. Ruby Wilson, about 19, of Warrensburg, suffered a fracture of the left leg and a head laceration. She was brought to a Sedalia hospital. Murphy was the son of M. Sgt. O. F. Murphy, Whiteman AFB. (What a tragedy)
|David "Dave" Tackett bottom right|