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Roberta Tanner

Monday, December 15, 2008

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Roberta V. Tanner, 92, formerly of Portageville, died Dec. 12, 2008, at Memphis.

Born Sept. 29,1916, in Portageville, to the late Robert and Allibe Harrilson Branch, she was a member and a choir member of the Leawood Baptist Church. She was a member of the Eastern Star for over 25 years.

On Oct. 30, 1938, in Portageville, she married Sibert L. Tanner who preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 1995.

Also preceding her in death were two infant daughters, Rita Kate Tanner and Lita Faye Tanner; two sisters, Katherine Janette Branch and Macel Branch Kennedy; and one brother, Robert J. Branch Jr.

Survivors include: two sons, Billy Lee Tanner and Terry Silbert Tanner of Memphis; and four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted today at the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville. The Rev. Lynn Butler of Leawood Baptist Church in Memphis officiated.

Burial followed in the Portageville Cemetery.