Ellen Coleman Robey, Lenape transportation director

Ellen C. Robey
Ellen C. Robey
Posted: July 28, 2014

Ellen Coleman Robey, 85, a resident of Medford since 1956 who was transportation director for the Lenape Regional High School District from 1981 to 1991, died of heart failure Tuesday, July 22, at home.

Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. Robey graduated in 1947 from the John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School and married in 1950.

She had no job in her first years of marriage, her son Michael said, because "she had to raise me; that was a full-time job."

Mrs. Robey became a part-time school bus driver for the Medford Township School District in 1961, he said.

In 1972, she began driving full time for the Lenape Regional High School District.

Though she never attended a NASCAR event, she was an enthusiastic TV viewer of its races. "She never missed one on TV," he said, from Daytona to the Poconos and points in between. "She liked them all."

Besides son Michael, Mrs. Robey is survived by son James; daughter Ellen Shrom; a brother; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Her husband, James, a veteran of the Seabees, died in 2011.

A viewing was set from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 27, and again from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, July 28, both at the Bradley & Stow Funeral Home, 127 Medford-Mount Holly Rd., before an 11 a.m. funeral there.

Interment is to take place at the Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown.

Donations may be sent to www.prideventuresinc.org.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bradleystow.com.


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