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Helen R. Robert

Updated: May 17, 2022

Helen R. Robért, 95, of Abingdon, Va., was called to her heavenly home on Sunday, May 15, 2022, by her Lord and Savior whom she loved and served for many years.

She was born in New York City, NY, and had lived in Abingdon since 1986. She was the daughter of the late George and Edna Poole. Helen was retired from Johnston Memorial Hospital as a switchboard operator after 16 years of service. She was also a volunteer with over 2500 hours at the hospital. She was a member of Damascus Road Baptist Church and was actively involved in the Prime Timers Senior Group for many years.

Helen loved reading, crocheting, and was a wonderful cook. Her specialty was always her homemade bread.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 ½ years, Arthur R. Robért, Jr. and one sister, Margaret Wilson.

Survivors include her three children, Dawn Hock and husband Jeff, George Robért and Kerry Robért; three grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one sister, Nancy Strebeck and husband Vernon; numerous nieces and nephews including a special nephew, David Robert; and a special friend, Evelyn Kephart.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Damascus Road Baptist Church with Pastor Caleb Holman and her grandson, Adam Hock officiating. Entombment will follow at Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at Damascus Road Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be George Robért, Kerry Robért, Jeff Hock, Isaac Hock, Thatcher Hock and Steve Hill. Honorary pallbearers will be Spike Nickels, Benjamin Hock and David Robert.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts are suggested to Damascus Road Baptist Church, 18844 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Abingdon, Va., 24211, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 50 St Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Frost Funeral Home & Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Robért.


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