In Memoriam

 

 

            Earl Leon Roberts - #1435                                              Edna Ardell Roberts

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Earl Leon Roberts died Feb. 8, 2008, in Williamsburg, VA, 19 days after his wife

Edna Ardell Roberts died January 20, 2008, also in Williamsburg, VA

 

 

 

Earl was born Dec. 13, 1926, in Alta Vista, Kan., the son of Allen Dale Roberts and Pearl Ina (Chitty) Roberts.

Mr. Roberts earned his GED from the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1974 and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Saint Leo Junior College in 1983. He retired with the rank of Commander United States Navy after 30 years of service in 1974, having received the United Nations Medal and several Bronze Stars.

Mr. Roberts was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Edna Ardell S. Roberts, as well as his parents and an older brother, Russell E. Roberts of Kansas.

Earl is survived by his brother, Lonnie Carroll Roberts of Clearwater, Kan., and sister, Norma Allene R. Dinwiddie of Independence, Mo.; his four grateful and loving children, Vicki Lynn Roberts Henry of Williamsburg, Va., Sharon Kay Roberts Terjak of McKinney, Texas, Kenneth Earl Roberts of Yorktown, Va., and Nancy Jean Roberts Coverdale of Portland, Ore.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

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Edna was born on January 14, 1928 in Hutchinson, KS, the daughter of George Andrew and Lois Ardell Houghton Smith.

Mrs. Roberts graduated from Hutchinson Junior College and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder. She was an accomplished cellist, music teacher and band director prior to her marriage of 55 wonderful years to Earl Leon Roberts of Hutchinson.

Mrs. Robertsí parents and her sister, Bernice Francis York of Hermiston, OR, preceded her in death.

Edna is survived by her four loving children, Vicki Lynn Roberts Henry of Williamsburg, VA Sharon Kay Roberts Terjak of McKenney, TX, Kenneth Earl Roberts of Yorktown, VA and Nancy Jean Roberts Coverdale of Portland, OR; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her nephew George York and her niece Margaret Brown.