1925 - 2017

Thelma M. Roberts, 91, of Pekin, passed away Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at Hopedale Medical Complex.

Born March 15, 1925, in Tecumseh, Ind., to George and Flonnie Auterson Keyes. She married Sam Roberts May 8, 1943, in Peoria. He preceded her in death Feb. 28, 1994.

Surviving are her children, Stanley (Joan) Roberts, Beverly (Bob) Roberts Fisher and Kevin (Stacy) Roberts; 10 grandchildren, Sheila Lopez, Sheryl Huber, Scott Roberts, Jon Monn Roberts, Miranda and Natalie Monn, and Kyle, Brandon, Hannah and Sarah Roberts; 10 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Floyd Keyes; and her sister, Patsy Buley.

Also preceding her in death were her daughter, Sharon Roberts; sisters, Maxine Rodgers, Margaret Brickey and Lynda Counterman; and brothers, Alfred and George Keyes.

Thelma enjoyed fishing trips in Minnesota, reading, needlework and good conversation. She had a great sense of humor, was an encouragement to many and had a strong faith in God.

For many years, Thelma taught Sunday School and was the Bible School Superintendent at the Midway Mennonite Church.

She was a member of Grace Evangelical Church in Morton where visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, and 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, with burial following at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Grace Church or Hopedale Medical Complex.

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