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"Jerri" Etta Roberts

 
January 25, 1924 - August 28, 2016
 

“Jerri” Etta Roberts – Widow of Erwin “Whistle” Roberts who died March 1998. She was born January 25, 1924 passed away at 7:20 pm, Sunday, August 28, 2016. She lived in Irving, Texas most of her working years, retiring in Mathis, Texas area after several years of traveling with her R.V. friends.

Fishing and working in her yard were her favorite hobbies. She also looked forward to Sundays and being with her church friends. She moved to Springfield, Illinois to be near her sister, Violet Williams and transferred her membership to Bissell United Methodist Church, where she met and enjoyed new friends.

Now we visualize Jerri walking with the Lord and she says “I’m tired. I’ll have to rest awhile.” The Lord says, “since we’re closer to my house than yours, let’s go to my house.”

Surviving are several scattered nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fount and Carrie Simmons Henthorn; one sister, Violet Williams and one brother Eldon “Bud” Simmons.

Visitation: 9-10 am, Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.

Funeral Service: 10 am, Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield, with Reverend Don Goodenow officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016

Time: 09:00 am

End Time: 10:00 am

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

Service Information

Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016

Time: 10:00 am

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016

Mt. Auburn Cemetery

Address:

W Williams St
Mt. Auburn, IL 62547

Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to:

Eastern Star Petrolia OES Chapter #84
P.O. Box 451, Petrolia TX 76377
Attn: Paula Swenson, Secretary

or

Bissell United Methodist Church


Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016

Time: 09:00 am

End Time: 10:00 am

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

Service Information

Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016

Time: 10:00 am

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016

Mt. Auburn Cemetery

Address:

W Williams St
Mt. Auburn, IL 62547

Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to:

Eastern Star Petrolia OES Chapter #84
P.O. Box 451, Petrolia TX 76377
Attn: Paula Swenson, Secretary

or

Bissell United Methodist Church


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