Obituary and Service Information for Virginia L Roberts
|Roberts , Virginia L|
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Virginia Lee Roberts, age 96, of DeSoto, entered into rest on Thursday, January 8, 2020 at the Villas Nursing Center of DeSoto at the age of 96 years. She was born on September 4, 1923 in DeSoto, Missouri, daughter of the late Leroy I. and Jessie (Rickus) Boggs. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Harleth Roberts, two sons, Michael Roberts and Timothy Roberts, a daughter Pattie Barrett, a brother Leroy W. Boggs, and a sister Alein Shumake.
For many years Virginia and her late husband resided in Illinois where she was employed for several years as a bank secretary. After retiring the couple moved to Arkansas to enjoy their retirement. Following the death of her husband, Virginia moved to DeSoto to be closer to her family. Throughout the years she enjoyed many activities but most notably were reading, knitting quilt making, and of most of all, spending time with her family.
She will be missed by all those who knew and loved her including her son-in-law and devoted caretaker, John Barrett, five grandchildren; Jay Barrett, Kelly Walsh, James Barrett, and John Roberts, eight great-grandchildren, and numerous other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Roberts will be laid to rest privately next to her late husband in the Locke Cemetery in rural Crawford County, Arkansas. Local arrangements were under the care and direction of the Mahn Funeral Home of DeSoto, Missouri. Arrangements in Arkansas are under the care and direction of the Edwards-Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, Arkansas. Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting mahnfuneralhome.com