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Francis Emma Jane Roberts

March 10, 1928 June 3, 2018
Francis Emma Jane Roberts
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Obituary for Francis Emma Jane Roberts

Francis Emma Jane Roberts, age 90 of Lake Mills, died on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Asbury United Methodist Church, 107 E. Main St., Lake Mills, Iowa with Pastor Rob Lanphere officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, Lake Mills or Hospice of North Iowa, Mason City.

Emma Jane was born March 10, 1928 in Dickens, Nebraska to Leslie and Vera (Reed) Griffiths, the 3rd of 8 children. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother who was dedicated to her family. She attended rural school in the Dickens area and High School in Curtis, NE where she graduated in1945. During WWII while her brother Eugene was in the US Army, she was very proud of helping her father in the fields. She once helped hand out food to the WWII troops on the trains that stopped at the North Platte, NE station.

Emma Jane taught country school. Then on November 27, 1948, she married Wayne Roberts in Ogallala, NE. She enjoyed telling stories of the around 50 different addresses and places she had lived. Emma Jane had been an active member of her Circle and the Asbury Methodist Church. At one time, Emma Jane delivered Meals on Wheels, was a frequent blood donor, and played in several card clubs.

She worked in Stitchcraft-Winnebago for 16 years and later liked spending time fishing and socializing with friends at their Red Lake property and traveling to visit relatives, especially grandchildren.

Emma Jane is survived by her husband, Wayne Roberts of Lake Mills; sons Jerry (Linda Giese) of Mason City and Steve (Deb) of Lake Mills; grandchildren Mike Larson, Stacy (John) League, Wade (Jen) Roberts, and Jason (Michele) Roberts ;great-grandchildren; brother, Harold (Shirley) Griffiths; sister, Edith (Dennis) Ekdahl; and many nieces, nephews, and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Eugene and LeRoy Griffiths; sisters, Myrtle Goedecke, Rosemary Jones, and Phyllis Connell and grandchildren Angela and Jarrett Roberts.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, Lake Mills or Hospice of North Iowa, Mason City.

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