Oleta Simmons was born Nov. 8, 1918, in Olustee to J.R and Eva (Combs) Simmons. She grew up on the family farm four miles west of Olustee. She graduated from Olustee High School in 1938. She married Ross Elvis Robertson on Sept. 23, 1939, in Martha. To this union two daughters were born. She worked as a telephone operator in Martha from 1960 to 1961; she was an interior decorator in Mangum in 1962; she worked at the Olustee Migrant School as an aid and record clerk from 1975 to 1984; she was the Olustee Meals on Wheels manager from 1987 to 1995 when she retired. She was a member of the Olustee Baptist Church, loved sewing, making crafts, scrapbooking and spending time with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Elvis on Feb. 20, 1975; her parents; a son-in-law, Ed Mathis; and two sisters, Margaret Ashley and Audrey Talbot.
She is survived by her two daughters, Glenda Mathis of Baytown, Texas, and Loretta Kauble and husband Ray of Midwest City; sister, Gwen Swain of Olustee; three nephews, Jim Swain and wife Janette of Conway, Ark., Glen Swain and wife Kay of Olustee, and Randy Swain and wife Terrie of Houston, Texas; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and many friends.