OBITUARY

Louis Lynn Roberts

September 15, 1946January 3, 2019

Louis L. Roberts, 72, of Kansas City, MO passed away at Research Medical Center on January 3, 2019 after a long fight with cancer. Funeral Service at 12pm noon on Tuesday, January 8th with visitation one hour prior at the McGilley & Sheil Chapel. Burial to follow in Floral Hills Cemetery.

Louis was born on September 15, 1946 in Acushnet, MA to Marvin and Anna (Colangelo) Roberts. He attended New Bedford High School and married the love of his life, June Ann Lancaster on November 4, 1967. Together they raised their four daughters, Jennifer Wayman, Julie Roberts, Melissa Roberts and Susan Roberts.

Louis served two tours of duty in the United States Air Force during Vietnam. After his military service he began his Plumbing career and retired at the age of 62 in 2008. In his free time he loved traveling, gambling and eating out at Bass Pro & Carrabba’s.

Louis was preceded in death by his wife, June in 2016 and will now join her in Heaven. He is survived by his sisters, Lee Forand (Oscar), Betty Brosseau (Bob) & Debbie Johnson and a brother, Jim Roberts. He is also survived by his four daughters; 9 grandchildren: Hunter Roberts, Anthony Roberts, Michael Guthridge, Andrew Roberts, Tyler Colbert, Kaitlyn Guthridge, Emily Guthridge, Jordan Hill & Lisa Hill and one great grandchild, Andrew Roberts, Jr.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bishop Sullivan Center, 6435 E. Truman Rd., Kansas City, MO 64126. Online condolences to www.mcgilleysheil.com. Arr: McGilley & Sheil Chapel 816-353-6555.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, January 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 8, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, January 8, 2019
REMEMBERING

Louis Lynn Roberts

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Jessica Johnson

January 8, 2019

Uncle Louie was always the prankster of the family. Aunt LeeAnn picked up me, Nicole, and mom from the airport and he would tickle everyone's knees. He also always made jokes with each of us. I remember one time I was getting ready for a date when he was at mom's house and I came downstairs and he asked why I was wearing a "house dress" dress. He was so funny. Another time Jennifer, Shawn, and him were at mom's house setting up for mom's party with me and Nicole and we were discussing where to put the fire pit. I kept wanting to put it under the tent since it would keep everyone warm. He jokes that "yeah, everyone will be real warm by the burning tent."

He was also really sweet. He was always generous taking people out for food and being open to new things even when he grumbled at first. When he took me and Nicole to his gym he would joke the whole time and was getting into his workout. After we went out for pho and he kept making jokes, but let us choose and said he actually liked it. He did some of the same things with mom in Hawaii. It was always one of his strengths that he made sure everyone was having a good time and trying new things even when he would make jokes about not liking anything but what he is used to.

Diana Suckiel

January 8, 2019

So sorry to hear about the lost of you father. I'm a retired member of Plumbers Local #8. I worked with your father"Louie", as everyone called him, on many jobs. He was a funny man with a good sense of humor. A good Plumber. He didn't like the fact that a women was able to work the trade at first. He finally got use to it, when I showed him I could do the work. It was a big adjustment for the men on the job to start working with women, in what had been a man's job forever. He was a good sport about it. I have a lot of funny memories from those days. He was a good union man too. Peace and love to your family. In solidarity, Diana Suckiel

FROM THE FAMILY