Roberta "Bobbie" Lee Kraus

February 27, 1941March 1, 2021

Roberta “Bobbie” Lee Kraus, 80, of Smyrna, Georgia, passed away on March 1, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Bobbie was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her nursing degree after high school. She enjoyed nursing until her retirement, serving in cardiac critical care, public health, and psychology. She married Stephen J. Kraus, MD on June 19, 1965.

Education was important to her and she instilled a desire for continuous learning in her children and grandchildren. Bobbie was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She loved weekend getaways with her husband. She also enjoyed family trips to the beautiful beaches of Watersound, Florida. She was involved in several clubs including the Alliance Theater Guild, the Financial Forum II club and the Paces Gardeners’ Club.

Bobbie was preceded in death by her husband, her mother and father, and her brother Wayne Peters. She is survived by her son Stephen and his wife Elizabeth; son Mark Kraus and his wife Phoebe; daughter Pilar Borth and her husband Kevin; her six grandchildren, Alexis, Alan and Ava Kraus, William and Zoe Kraus, and Madison Borth; her brother Stephen Peters and sister Deborah Peters.

A memorial Mass will take place at 10:00am on Monday, April 12, 2021 at the Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta, GA. There will not be a reception due to COVID-19 concerns. Due to COVID restrictions please contact the family at if you plan to attend.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Bobbie Kraus’ name to either of the following organizations that were close to her heart:

“Foster Kids Matter, Inc.”, 1651 Wilkinson Way, Smyrna, GA 30080. Several of Bobbie’s grandchildren were foster kids before being adopted and they benefited from summer camps like those offered by Foster Kids Matters. Visit to make a memorial donation.

“The Alliance Theatre”, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta GA 30309. Bobbie volunteered for the Alliance Theatre Guild for many years and enjoyed serving the cast and crew. Visit to make a memorial donation.


  • Memorial Mass

    Monday, April 12, 2021


Roberta "Bobbie" Lee Kraus

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