PORTAGEVILLE -- Roberta Meekins Gardner, 67, died Nov. 16, 2007, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti.
Born Oct. 9, 1940, in Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Fern Meekins.
On March 19, 1973, she married Marlin Gardner who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: three sons, Jerry Tubbs of Portageville, James Gardner of Kansas City and Robert Tubbs of Gosnell, Ark.; one daughter, Cheryl Simmons of Perryville; one brother, Jim Meekins of Doniphan; one sister, Dorothy Townsend of Grandin; and 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Beverly Wite and Linda Rimes.
Visitation was held today at the Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn.
Burial with graveside services followed in the Portageville Cemetery. The Rev. Paul Hicks, pastor of First Baptist Church of Lilbourn, officiated.