Roberta Faye Greenway, age 75, died at Chickasha, OK on April 15, 2023. She was born June 11, 1947 in LaCrosse, KS to Jack and Helen (Ochs) Greenway. She attended many elementary schools in Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico before moving to Oklahoma in 1962. Roberta graduated from Ninnekah High School in 1965 as its Salutatorian. She attended Oklahoma College for Women during the summer of 1965, when the college changed its name to OCLA and she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education in December, 1968.
In November of 1968 Roberta moved to Tulsa, OK to begin her teaching career. She taught the remainder of the school year at Roosevelt Jr High. In 1969 she returned to Chickasha where she would teach Physical Education at the Intermediate School for 29 years. She was retired from 1998 to 2000. She wanted to continue working with children in some capacity, so she became the In-School Restriction Supervisor for Intermediate for two years and Chickasha Middle school until 2018. She has served 49 years in Education.
Ms. Greenway served as Grady County Red Cross Director in 1970. In 1971-1975 she served as Girl Scout leader/trainer for Sooner Council. She also was a member of Eagle Lodge #4070 and held different offices in Auxiliary and Aerie. Honors received were Special Volunteer 2004 from Aerie and 2004-2005 Volunteer of the Year from the Women’s Auxiliary. Roberta was also a member of the Elks Lodge #2125 for 2005-2006. She was selected as Support Professional of the Month of November in 2005 by her peers. From 2005-2010 she served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children in Grady County. She received the Chickasha Public School Foundation Hero Award for Chickasha Middle School in 2010. In 2017-2018 she was appointed Support Professional of the Year.
Roberta played, coached and umpired many softball and basketball games between 1969 and 1998. Her hobbies were fishing, genealogy, string art, reading and traveling.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Jackie Lee; sister Jerri Drennon and brother-in-law Jimmy Pearman.
Roberta is survived by sisters, Jackie McClurg of Clovis, CA and Brenda Pearman of Chickasha, OK and the loving family of her late special friend and companion Juanita Wood. She is further survived by one nephew Chris Graham of Chickasha, OK and three nieces, Melissa Trotter, Karie Vass and Crystal Williamson all of Chickasha, OK. In addition, she is survived by great-nephews and nieces John Tyler and Justin Wood, Bradley and Mason Andrew, Taylor and Brittnie Holmes, McKenzie and Diamond Trotter, Elizabeth Day, Christopher Graham, Kaeden and Kaeler Kennell.
Funeral service for Roberta F. Greenway will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, April 20, 2023 in the McRay Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Lynn Walker will officiate. Burial will be in the LaCrosse Cemetery, LaCrosse, KS.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to CASA Voices for Children, 402 W Chickasha Avenue, #120, Chickasha, OK 73018.