Wednesday, August 15, 2012

John O. Roberds 1903-1986

John O. Roberds, Rolla, died September 26, at his home at 811 Fairgrounds Road, Rolla.

Mr. Roberds was born August 6, 1903, in Maries County, on a farm near VanCleve, a son of the late Albert and Minnie Parker Roberds.

On March 30, 1929, he was married to the former May Veasman, who survives of the home.  Also surviving are: one brother, Clyde Roberds, Meta; one sister Gladys Woody, Meta.

John was a farmer, stockman, and a home builder.  He took great pride in a farm he owned and operated near St. Elizabeth in Miller County, but his health began to fail him early in life and he battled cancer for 20 years, of which forced him to retire from farming.  John and May chose to make Rolla their retirement home.  They moved on June 1, 1960, to their new home, where they continued to live.

He professed faith and at the time of death he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rolla.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. September 29, 1986, at Null and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary D. Baldwin officiating.

Pallbearers were: Ralph Parker, Euel Roberds, Meyrl Woody, Dr. George Curtman, Jr. and Bill Parker.

Interment was at Stokes Cemetery in Maries County.

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