Berta Leola Bess Roberts

74 year old Berta Leola Bess Roberts of McMinnville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital of an extended illness. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. George Roberts, Sr. and George Roberts, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in Shellsford Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo, Sr. and Burton Smartt Bess; a brother, Leo Bess, Jr; and a daughter, Geraldean Roberts. Survivors include her husband, Reverend George W. Roberts of McMinnville. Four sons and daughters-in-law, George Washington,Jr. and Beverly Dianne Roberts of Morrison, Terry Lee Roberts of McMinnville, Barry Lynn “Fuzz” and Carolyn Roberts of Irving College, and Paul David Roberts of Gainesboro. Four grandchildren and spouses, Laurie Ann Roberts and Billy Wayne Delong of McMinnville, Julie Leann Roberts and Ryan John Jagoda of Casco, Michigan, Aaron Michael and Hollie Roberts of Morrison, and Jessica Danielle Roberts and Tyler Smith of Morrison. Three great grandchildren, McKenzie Roberts and Benjamin Smith both of Morrison and Ashley Danielle Rarick of McMinnville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

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