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Myrle Mildred Roberts

January 22, 1922 - November 1, 2018
From: The Royal & Peterson Area, IA
Myrle Mildred Roberts

Myrle Mildred Roberts

Born: January 22, 1922
Died: November 1, 2018
Age: 96

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     Myrle Mildred Roberts, the daughter of John and Bessie (Jelinek) Kotrba, was born January 22, 1922 in Verdigre, NE.  Her childhood years were spent in the Verdigre area, where she received her early education.  The family later moved to the Rossie area, where she continued her education, graduating from Rossie High School with the class of 1940.

     Myrle married Arlan Roberts on May 12, 1940 in Peterson, Iowa.  During their marriage, they lived in the Royal and Peterson area, where they farmed for many years.  They worked side by side in the farming operation milking cows and selling the cream, raising and selling chickens.  She also was busy sewing clothes, crocheting, knitting, quilting and working at the Royal school as a bus driver.  In her spare time, she enjoyed bowling in league, playing scrabble and cards with her grandchildren and especially buying shoes.  Myrle was a longtime member of the United Methodist church in Royal.

     Mrs. Roberts passed away at the Pearl Valley Rehab and Nursing Home Facility in Sutherland, Iowa on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the age of 96.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlan in 1997; a daughter, Alice Allacher; her daughter-in-law, Yvonne Roberts; a son-in-law, Dale Allacher; two granddaughters: Myrle Marie Jackson, the daughter of Alice and an infant daughter of John and Yvonne Roberts.

     Left to cherish her memory are one son, John Roberts of Royal, Iowa; two daughters: Janet Graves of Wauconda, Illinois and Cynthia (Gary) Deck of Lancaster, Kentucky; 14 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Monday, November 5, 2018 at the United Methodist Church in Royal.
Rev. John Battern

EULOGY - John Roberts
Bryan Graves
Anita Ehlers
Elliot Roberts
Richard Bailey
Allen Girard
Lyle Witte
Visitation will begin 5:00 P.M., Sunday, November 4, 2018 with the family present from 5 to 7:00 P.M., Sunday at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
"In The Garden"
By Marcia Steffen

"Softly and Tenderly"
"Hymn Of Promise"
By The Congregation

ORGANIST: Cindy Langenfeld
Willow Creek Cemetery
Royal, Iowa

A lunch and time of fellowship will be held at the Royal Community Building immediately following the funeral services.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 11:56 AM
“John and other family members, Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Your mom has been a good family friend for 70 years and she was a special friend of my mother's . God Bless.”
- Alan Bailey
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 11:29 AM
“My condolences to the family for your loss of Mrs. Roberts. May God strengthen and comfort you with his promise of the resurrection. Acts 24:15”
- Amber Micka
Monday, November 5, 2018 at 2:58 PM
“Myrle was a very special person to me . She helped me through so very difficult times while Dating/married to her Daughter Cynthia. She was a very generous and sweet lady to everyone who knew her. The world has lost a great lady that will be missed by all. RIP Myrle (Ma). Love you and will miss our talks.
- Dean Gilbert
Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 2:55 PM
“My Deepest Condolences to John and Family.
Myrle was always Kind and Accepting.
'Now She Belongs to the Ages'”
- Anthony (Tony) C. Wells, CNA, CPreceptor, CGCS & DCP Adv.
Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 12:18 PM
“Janet, John, and Cynthia...Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time. YEP We had many good times as neighbors and friends. Your Moms friendly concerns were always appreciated. Our hearts go out to you at this time. Hugs”
- Chuck and Donna (Christensen) Tielbur
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 8:42 PM
“John and Family: We are deeply sorry upon the loss of Myrle, she was a wonderful lady!”
- Craig and Barb Woodall
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 8:42 PM
“John I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Will be thinking of you and your families at this time.”
- JoAnn Cuttell Coakley
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 8:42 PM
“Thoughts and prayers are with you, John, on the loss of your mother!!”
- Betty Crabb
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 9:35 AM
“To Myrle's family,
I am so sorry for your loss.
Myrle and I had many "talks" when we were both working at CCE.
Wishing you all moments of peace and tender reflections.
- Audrey Schmidt
Friday, November 2, 2018 at 5:55 PM
“Sorry for your loss John ”
- Dorothy brons
Friday, November 2, 2018 at 2:37 PM
“She was a ‘friend, a neighbor, & a guiding light’ for many of us. My condolences to all of the family.”
- RichBailey
Friday, November 2, 2018 at 2:37 PM
“So sorry to hear of your mom's death. She was certainly a fixture of life in Royal. She thought it was pretty funny when I told her that her pie crust recipe from the church cookbook that mom gave me is the only edible pie crust I can make. l”
- Lois Brugman Mace
Friday, November 2, 2018 at 10:57 AM
“John and family, Such fond memories of a great lady. Thinking of you all and praying for peace and comfort.”
- Angie Hagedorn
Friday, November 2, 2018 at 9:43 AM
“John, we are so saddened at the loss of your Mom. She was a wonderful soul that we enjoyed talking with each and every time. May God bless you and your family with peace and comfort now and always.”
- Mike & Renee Elbert
Friday, November 2, 2018 at 9:43 AM
“John and family, So saddened to hear about Myrle, but so thankful for being blessed to have known her. Through ups and downs she has always been a steady rock in all of your lives. I am praying for all of you and love you all so much as you have been such an important part of my life. If you need anything please call! Love and prayers Laura and Carl”
- Laura Laura Carlentini
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