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“Jeff, I am so sorry for your loss. I will pray for you and your family. ”
1 of 43 | Posted by: Kari Mericle - Springfield, MO

“Jeff, I was so sorry to learn of your loss. I will definitely keep you in my prayers. And if there is anything you need, please don't hesitate to ask. ”
2 of 43 | Posted by: Paul Newsom - Florissant, MO

“Jeff, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jerry Carter & Family ”
3 of 43 | Posted by: Jerry Carter - Jonesboro, AR

“My heart breaks for you Jeff.You are in my prayers daily.Love You,Man! ”
4 of 43 | Posted by: Mike Mullins - Montgomery

“What a tremendous loss for so so many people!!! God Bless Sheila and all her friends and family!!! ”
5 of 43 | Posted by: Calise Lauf - Jefferson City, MO

“We were so saddened to hear the news of Sheila's passing. She was such a vibrant, fun lady - we always looked for her at our meetings! We were...Read More »
6 of 43 | Posted by: Phyllis and Jim Dwyer - Longmont, CO

“:( I am sorry for the loss. Sheila will be missed. ”
7 of 43 | Posted by: Dano George

“I am sorry to hear about your loss. I will be praying for you for strength and peace. ”
8 of 43 | Posted by: Bo Smith - LaGrange, GA

“Jeff, we only met you and Sheila a few times in Keystone but we could tell you made a great couple together. May God bless you in the days ahead as...Read More »
9 of 43 | Posted by: Duane and Linda Jansen - Golden, CO

“Jeff, my heart cries in grief that Sheila is gone from us. We had such fun in Keystone and I am so glad that we have so many shared memories. We'll...Read More »
10 of 43 | Posted by: Susy and Tim Fischer - CO

“Bernadine-- I am saddened to hear of Sheila's passing. Just wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers and I will always remember our...Read More »
11 of 43 | Posted by: John Davis - Aberdeen, SD

“Jeff, I can't imagine the sense of loss you are feeling. You and your family will be in my thoughts and and I pray for God's comfort for you...Read More »
12 of 43 | Posted by: Larry Huey - Jonesboro, AR

“Jeff, You and your family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Rob ”
13 of 43 | Posted by: Rob McElrath - Greenville, SC

“Jeff and family, Joe and I cannot express how sad we are about the loss of Sheila. We loved her and her bubbly, gentle way of sharing laughs and...Read More »
14 of 43 | Posted by: Joe and Betsy Lamb - Parker, CO

“Our hearts go out to you, Jeff. God's happenings are sometimes hard to understand. You're in our prayers. Look forward to seeing you at Keystone. ”
15 of 43 | Posted by: Nancy Freeman and Mike Wagner - CO

“Dear Jeff, I am so very sorry. It is so hard for me to believe this has happened. Sheila was a great friend and co-worker who cared about all! One...Read More »
16 of 43 | Posted by: Charleen Temples - Trussville, AL

“Sheila had a smile that could light up any room. Her smile and kind heart will be missed by all who knew her. We lost a beautiful person here on...Read More »
17 of 43 | Posted by: Kacie Hamric - Birmingham, AL

“Jeff, My heartfelt condolences to you, Sheila's mom and the rest of your family. Sheil was such a love, with the biggest heart. I will miss her...Read More »
18 of 43 | Posted by: Suzanne Banks-Russell - AL

“Jeff and Family, So very sorry for your loss. Sheila had a beautiful smile for everyone and will be missed by all who knew her. God be with you. ”
19 of 43 | Posted by: Teneda Latham - Birmingham, AL

“Jeff, I am so sorry to her of your loss. Sheila was such an enjoyable friend. We will all miss her. Her dog children in dog heaven have already...Read More »
20 of 43 | Posted by: Chuck Measel - Birmingham, AL

“What a shock to hear about Sheila's passing. She was so full of life and always a pleasure to work with at the Rocky Mountain News. Jeff, we've never...Read More »
21 of 43 | Posted by: Tim Coy - Louisville, CO

“Jeff and Family- so very sorry for your loss. Sheila loved her family, friends, co-workers and dogs. She had a great laugh and a great heart. She...Read More »
22 of 43 | Posted by: Joshua Tubbs - Birmingham, AL

“Always a smile - Never a harsh word. Peace to you my friend. Anna Reilly ”
23 of 43 | Posted by: Anna Reilly - Denver , CO

“Jeff and family, I am so sorry to hear about Sheila's passing. She made every day at the Rocky Mountain News a brighter one for all of us who...Read More »
24 of 43 | Posted by: Lori Henricksen - Grand Junction, CO

“We at Broadway Urgent Care were very saddened to hear about Sheila. She was just in our office Friday before she went into the hospital. She knew...Read More »
25 of 43 | Posted by: Shirley Duff - Columbia, MO

“Jeff, my heart goes out to you at this most difficult time. Shelia will always be in the hearts and minds of all that knew her. God Bless you. ”
26 of 43 | Posted by: Kathy (Tialdo) McAfee - TX

“Jeff and Family My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sheila will be missed by all who knew her. Rod ”
27 of 43 | Posted by: Rod Clark - Birmingham, AL

“Sheila's smile, passion and style cannot and will not be matched. We truly miss her. ”
28 of 43 | Posted by: Gene Steinberg - Columbia, MO

“Jeff, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved wife. May God grant you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult time. ...Read More »
29 of 43 | Posted by: Barbara Watson - Greenville, SC

“Very sorry to hear about Shelia, you and your family are in my prayers. ”
30 of 43 | Posted by: Dawn Besse - Alabaster, AL

“Jeff, We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for your peace and healing. Your friends at DODGE Inside Sales ”
31 of 43 | Posted by: Dodge Inside Sales Department - SC

“Jeff, I am so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
32 of 43 | Posted by: Christy Dean - Greenville, SC

“I will always remember your warm smile & friendship. I loved the way your face lit up when you spoke about Jeff & your parents. You had a great...Read More »
33 of 43 | Posted by: Tammy Green - Columbia, MO

“Jeff, May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. Sheila was a beautiful woman and will be missed by all. You are in my...Read More »
34 of 43 | Posted by: Candy Montgomery - Castle Rock, CO

“Jeff My deepest sympathy to you during this time. Elsa ”
35 of 43 | Posted by: elsa - SC

“Jeff, I am so sorry to hear about Sheila, my thoughts and prayers with you an your extended family. Duane Keast ”
36 of 43 | Posted by: Duane Keast - Salina, KS

“Jeff, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you and Sheila's family in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Kathy Cole ”
37 of 43 | Posted by: Kathy Cole - Jonesboro, AR

“Jeff, Our thoughts are with you. Sheila was a wonderful fun lady, we will all miss her. Hang in there and we will see you when you get to Colorado. ”
38 of 43 | Posted by: Caye Cox and Roger Swift - Frisco, CO

“Jeff, No words can say how much Sheila will be missed. We were all so lucky to have known her. You and the rest of her family are in my thoughts...Read More »
39 of 43 | Posted by: Anne Freeman - Hayden , AL

“Jeff and Family: We are terribly sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Warmest...Read More »
40 of 43 | Posted by: Darin Davenport - Fort Mill, SC

“Sheila was such a sweet lady to work with! I will miss hearing from her every month and seeing her at various functions! Our prayers to Jeff,...Read More »
41 of 43 | Posted by: Lauren Helmreich - Columbia, MO

“You always made work worth coming to every day because I knew I'd see your bright smile. You will be dearly missed. ”
42 of 43 | Posted by: Yvonne Clark - Columbia, MO

“The staff of Memorial Funeral Home wishes to express their sympathy to you during this difficult time. ”
43 of 43 | Posted by: Memorial Funeral Home


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Sheila Ackmann Robertson, 51, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Sheila was born January 4th, 1961 in Kansas City, Missouri and lovingly adopted by Bernadine and Harry Ackmann. She graduated from Hickman High School in 1979 and proudly got her Journalism degree from the University of Missouri in 1982. She married Jeff Robertson of Kennett, Missouri in May, 1985.

Sheila was an absolute friend to all that knew her. She was full of life, enthusiastic, supportive, selfless and generous. According to her loving husband, "She makes everyone around her better!" and always tried to see the best in everybody. And, he largely credits her for seeing so much in him, making him better and "helping me come out of my shell more".

Sheila held many media sales and management jobs very successfully at many esteemed companies including The Missourian, Kansas City Star, The Denver Rocky Mountain News, The Longmont Daily Times, The Real Estate Book, Comcast Spotlight, Charter Media and, most recently, The Networks of Mid-Missouri.

Sheila is survived by her husband, Jeff Robertson and her mother, Bernadine Klemme Ackmann, a large supportive family and many friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved father, Harry Ackmann.

Sheila loved her husband, family, friends and dogs. If your dog was lost, you'd want Sheila to find it! Her childhood dogs were Tiny, Brit, Rudy, and then, with Jeff, Abby, Sierra, Jackie Jo, Dakota, and now Truman. All of them led a very good, charmed and spoiled life! And, Truman has a wonderful start at a very charmed life by being with his "dog mom"!

Sheila was most thoughtful and she always did more for others than she did for herself. Sheila never wanted to take and always preferred to give. Sheila would never back away from a challenge and she was an incredible listener. She was always a great sounding board, always willing to learn and do more, and always willing to work it out. Sheila was a planner, an organizer, and a "get it done" type of person. Sheila was highly talented. Whether it was being the church organist or helping a customer launch a new product, she would always get it completed. She was the first in and the last to leave.

Sheila had so many passions. She loved everything MIZZOU or Mizzourah. She's a tiger through and through. Sheila had fight, just like the song, "Fight Tiger, Fight for Ole Mizzou!" When she and Jeff moved back to Columbia, one thing they build first in their home was a Mizzou room. She was a football fan to the core and loved to indulge this part of her life.

And, she loved to travel back to Colorado and, especially, Keystone. It was a great place for her and she loved taking the dogs up the Gulch Road and losing tennis balls in the snow. She loved walking around the lake or down to river run. It was a place Sheila just loved to be as much as possible.

Sheila loved being with her friends. Whether it was shopping or having dinner or making holiday cookies, Sheila was the center of all the activities. When she and Jeff moved back to Columbia, she was enthusiastic about rekindling many of her old friendships with her friends and, especially her family. True to Sheila's nature, she made many new friends too!

Sheila and Jeff had plans to retire in 10 years or so. They had so many things they wanted to do together, possibly own a Harley (she was already licensed to ride a motorcycle) and travel to exotic places: Alaska, Costa Rica, Belize, Italy and Switzerland. And, of course, attend many more Mizzou and Cardinal games.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Diabetes Association or the University of Missouri, School of Journalism.