Roberta Mae Smith, 77, of Mountain View, Missouri departed this life on November 17, 2013 at Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains, Missouri. She was born October 27, 1936 in Davenport, Iowa, the daughter of Lester and Annabel (Bonebrake) Schick.
Graveside services will be Friday November 22, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at Veterans Cemetery, Mountain View, MO
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and three grandchildren.
Survivors include her children, Robin Gower of Poplar Bluff, MO, Rick L. Daniel of Davenport, IA, Rhoda Foster and husband, Robert, of Willow Springs, MO, and LeAnn Trevino and husband, Steve, of Muscatine, IA; 13 grandchildren, Josey, Stephen, Jade, Victoria, Cari, Stephanie, Kimmy, Christine, Mario, Trevor, Amanda, Patrick, and Joseph; 10 great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Roberta was a member of United Methodist Church in Mountain View, where she served on the building committee during the construction of the new church. She educated herself as a “lay preacher” and demonstrated her love for the Lord by encouraging others.
At a young age, Roberta was an accomplished Girl Scout Cadet. She was crowned “Miss Corn Husker” in Davenport. She was also a powder puff race car driver.
Roberta proudly served her country in the United States Air Force.
Roberta experienced many occupations in her lifetime. She was a postal carrier, establishment owner, real estate agent, hair stylist, Mary Kay consultant, and a rose cross breeder. She also served in many civic organizations including Optimist Club, Jaycees, AMVETS, VFW, Women’s Auxiliary, Moose, Eagles, Elks and Pennsylvania Order of Blue Star.
Roberta also found time to volunteer at Mercy-St. Francis Hospital and helped to open the St. Francis Thrift Store. She was an accomplished bowler with the International Women’s Bowling League. She was also a member of the “Gourmet Club”. She had a love of cooking and baking.
Roberta loved her family unconditionally. She will be greatly missed.