Delores “Dee” Alberta Robinson

Delores Alberta (Vochatzer) Robinson passed away quietly and peacefully at home on December 27, 2022 surrounded by her loving family.

Dee was born August 3, 1929, the daughter of Benjamin and Pearl Vochatzer. In November of 1951, she married her sweetheart James L. Robinson, Jr. They were wed for 53 years until his passing in 2004. She is survived by sons Jim (Janie), Jack (Eileen), and Jeff; grandson Adam Burkiewicz, along with brothers Frank and Jack Vochatzer.

Growing up as one of 16 siblings, Dee always enjoyed family gatherings, and especially entertaining at home. She was devoted to being a loving wife and doting mother to her three sons. She also enjoyed quiet times, reading, listening to her favorite music, doing needlepoint, or taking it easy in a swing on the patio. She looked forward to every spring, waiting for beautiful flowers to bloom.

Dee received a degree in nursing, working in pediatrics and later on as a volunteer RN. She had a lifelong love for children and a deep admiration for health care providers.

She was raised in the Northeast area of KCMO, but spent most of her life in Raytown. Her husband Jim was a community leader, and she was dedicated to supporting local organizations. She was a member of Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church for over 60 years.

Our family would like to give thanks to the caregivers from Home Instead, who spent time with her late in life. And we are forever grateful to the devotion shown by her special friend Gail.

Mom was a sweet, wonderful person and will be dearly missed by those she loved and who loved her.

The family suggests contributions in her honor to Blue Ridge Presbyterian, REAP of Raytown, or the Raytown Historical Society.

Visitation will be 10am, followed by funeral services at 11am, Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church, 6429 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO 64133. Burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.


  1. Charles Vochatzer on December 30, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    I’m very sorry for your loss. It was always nice to get to visit and stay with y’all when we would make a trip to KC. It was nice to get to grow up close to you when we lived on the other side of Woodson.
    May God’s peace be upon you during this time.

  2. Charlotte Belger on December 31, 2022 at 3:46 pm

    We, at the Raytown Historical Society send our heartfelt condolences to the Robinson family.
    Jim and Dee had been supporters of ours for years. The kindnesses toward us and Raytown itself are legendary.
    The Robinsons, as one of the original settling families, never forgot their early roots. They were religious leaders, business and civic leaders throughout many generations.
    Dee will be missed.

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