Roberts, Marian 1ccMarian was born May 5, 1920 in Humboldt, KS, the daughter of Leslie Henry Sims and Anna (Hall) Sims. She graduated from William Chrisman High School in Independence. She was united in marriage to Joseph A. Roberts on Nov.  22, 1941 in Independence. The couple raised their two sons, J. C. and Charles A. on a dairy farm in the Lee’s Summit area. Marian was employed at Unity Village and  a title company in Kansas City at one time. More recently, she and her husband owned and operated a Western Auto & Furniture Store in Blue Springs for many years.

Upon retiring, Marian and Joseph purchased a small farm near El Dorado Springs where they resided for the over 32 years, making many memories and great friends for life. She moved to Holden in September of 2007 to be near family after her husband’s passing.  Marian loved people, and she possessed a great love for animals. She owned and showed horses her entire life. As a child, she did trick riding with Rodeo Kids. She showed and rode horses at Gibson Stables in Independence for many years. She enjoyed following youth activities. Marian was an active member of Holden United Methodist Church. Her hobbies include making quilts and oil painting.

Survivors include her son: J. C. Roberts of Lee’s Summit; daughter-in-law: Patsy Roberts of Holden; grandchildren: Philip Roberts and wife, Tammy “Sam” of Holden; Debra Studt and husband, Rex, of Lee’s Summit and E. G. Roberts and wife, Teri, of Independence; great grandchildren: Christina Hess and husband, Brandon; Tracy Milliron and Ryan Roberts and wife, Kayla; and great-great grandchildren: Lauren Hess, Anna Hess, Gabriel Milliron, Alexis Roberts and Tucker Roberts. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Joseph and her son, Charles.

A special thanks to her caregivers, Brenda Stumpff, Arline Aldrich and Crossroads Hospice for their tender and loving care.

Service were Thursday, July 28, at Holden United Methodist Church with Rev. Steven House officiating.  Interment  follow ed in the Holden Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Holden United Methodist Church or Holden Senior Center.

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