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Bertha Roberts

Friday, October 11, 2002

MOREHOUSE - Bertha E. Roberts, 88, died Oct. 10, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston.

Born Nov. 12, 1913, in Essex, daughter of the late James Wesley and Hydra Greer Darby, she had lived in Palmyra, Ill., before moving to Southeast Missouri. She was also a former resident of Essex and Bernie.

On July 24, 1929, in Bloomfield, she married Joe Roberts who preceded her in death on May 21, 1972.

Survivors include: one son, Charles Roberts of Girard, Ill.; four daughters, JoAnn Fralick of Bernie, Janie Farber of White Hall, Ill., and Robin Hargrove and Judy Roberts of Morehouse; two sisters, Beulah Baker of Carlinville, Ill., and Ollie Taylor of Virden, Ill.; and 11 grandchildren and several great- and great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son, John Roberts; one daughter, Linda Inman, one brother, Albert Darby; and three sisters, Iva Greer, Elizabeth London and Mary Dell Grim.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. Saturday until service time at 2 p.m. at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter. The Rev. Doyle Corlew of Dexter will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Essex Cemetery.