Mary Ann Koetting-Robinson
unknown - March 20, 2011
Mary Ann Koetting-Robinson, age 76, of Groom, Texas, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011. Mrs. Koetting-Robinson was born March 7, 1935, to Paul and Agnes Sestak in Eugene, Mo., one of four children. After attending Eugene High School and Columbia College in Columbia, Mo., she moved to Texas, where she married Marvin Koetting and they had 11 children. She was a Groom, Texas resident for more than 55 years. She was a homemaker and babysitter for many years, caring for many of the children around town while she raised her children. She then went to work at the Groom Memorial Hospital in the accounting department, before taking a similar position with Celanese Chemicals near Pampa. She retired from that job after 19 years in 1999. A special occasion in her life came in 1986 when she received a kidney transplant, giving her a new chance at life. Since that time, she has been able to welcome into her family many more son-in-laws, daughter-in-laws, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She married Keith Robinson in 2002, and together they made their home in Groom for the final years of her life. Throughout the many years of raising her children and the struggles of health, her life was a constant example of her undying faith in God and she lovingly gave of herself to all who crossed her path. She was our light, our strength, our angel. Survivors include her husband; six sons, Paul Koetting and wife Mary of Ferris, Henry Koetting and wife Margie of Liberal, Kan., Mike Koetting and wife DeNise of Amarillo, Texas, Mark Koetting and wife Carla of Groom, Texas, Neil Koetting and wife Cheryl of Lelia Lake, Texas, and Richard Koetting and wife Camille of Pueblo West, Colo.; five daughters, Mary Carol Falconer of Brownwood, Texas, Kay Ledbetter and husband Randy of Amarillo, Texas, Jean Noggler and husband John of Adrian, Texas, Jane Meyer and husband Richard of Vega, Texas, and Kathleen Barkley and husband Keith of Groom, Texas; a sister, Cyrilla Galbreath of Columbia, Mo.; three sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Sestak of Rolla, Mo., Bonnie Sestak of Panama Beach, Fla., and Jean Stewart of Pampa, Texas; 16 grandsons, Paul Ryan Koetting and wife Tamara, Ambrose Gallardo and wife Maria, Jeremy Noble and wife Sarah, Cody Wilson and wife Jessica, Joshua Ledbetter, Seth Koetting, Brayden Bennett, Clay Koetting, Justin Noggler and wife Jenna, Wade Meyer, Chance Barkley, Thane Barkley, Chad Barkley, Kyler Barkley, Malachi Villegas and Zachary Koetting; 16 granddaughters, Marissa Koetting, Katrina Koetting, Tamara Petrosky and husband Dale, Carol Wilson, Cady Wilson, Kaycee Ledbetter, Brittney Conway and husband Justin, Shandy Koetting, Jessica Bezner and husband Trey, Jendi Noggler, Janae Noggler, Keely Artho and husband Kyle, Staci Britten and husband Clay, Lindsay Meyer, Halle Barkley and Katherine Koetting; and eight great-grandchildren, Addie Koetting, Ember Koetting, Hunter Noble, Madison Rhea, Ryder Rhea, Tanner Wilson, Kelsey Artho and Dawson Britten. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Paul and Ralph Sestak; a grandson, Logan Koetting; and a daughter-in-law, Diane Koetting. In remembrance, memorials may be directed to the Groom Ambulance Service and the National Kidney Foundation. Arrangements provided by Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.