Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013

Roberta M. Knox, 74, of Morton died at 3:24 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born Aug. 27, 1938, in Canton to Charles W. and Eva M. (McCann) Fitchpatrick, she married LeRoy L. Knox in Farmington on Nov. 7, 1954. He survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Rosie (Mark) Elbus of Kewanee; two sons, Milton (Sharon) Knox of Forest City and Matthew (Rhonda) Knox of Washington; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Karen (James) Zilch of Creve Coeur.

She was preceded in death by one son, Michael Knox.

She was a member of Eastside Bible Church in Morton. She played the piano and organ for several area Baptist churches through the years.

Her funeral service was Friday at Eastside Bible Church in Morton where visitation was Thursday. The Rev. Steve Weber officiated. Burial was in Yates City Cemetery. Schmidt-Haller Burial and Cremation Services has assisted the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions be made to Children’s Hospital of Central Illinois or Eastside Bible Church.