Leona H. Roberts, 91, of Silver City, died Oct. 7, 2012, at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, 6-8 p.m. at Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel in Council Bluffs. Funeral services will be Thursday, 10 a.m. at Silver City Methodist Church. Rev. Mike Stevens will officiate. Interment will be in Silver City Cemetery with a lunch following at the church. Memorials are suggested to Silver City Methodist Church.
Leona was born July 20, 1921, in Mineola, to the late Chris and Helen (Schutt) Hansen. She was a building charge for the Glenwood State School for 28 years, retiring in 1982.
In addition to her parents, Leona was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Roberts in 1977; three grandsons, Jerry Roberts and twins Christopher Michael Roberts and Joseph Amon Roberts; great-grandson, Alexander Roberts; five brothers and three sisters. Leona is survived by her daughter, Judith (Allan) Gough of Perry; sons, Gerald (Susan) Roberts, and Jim (Dixie) Roberts all of Council Bluffs; and Terry (Marge) Roberts of Harrison, Ark.; 10 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great grandchildren; daughter-in-law Beth Roberts of Silver City, nieces and nephews.