Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home

4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR


Virginia Lee Roberts

September 4, 1923January 8, 2020

Virginia Lee Roberts, 96, of De Soto, MO, entered into rest Thursday, January 8, 2020 at the Villas Nursing Center of De Soto. She was born September 4, 1923 in DeSoto, to the late Leroy I. and Jessie (Rickus) Boggs.

For many years, Virginia and her late husband resided in Illinois where she was employed as a bank secretary. After retiring, the couple moved to Arkansas. Following the death of her husband, Virginia moved back to De Soto to be closer to family. Throughout the years, she enjoyed many activities like reading, knitting, and quilt making, but most of all, spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harleth Roberts; a daughter, Pattie Barrett; two sons, Michael Roberts and Timothy Roberts; two sisters, Alein Shumake and Albertine Lestina; and a brother, Leroy W. Boggs.

She will be missed by all those who knew and loved her including her son-in-law and devoted caretaker, John Barrett; five grandchildren, Jay Barrett, Shawn Barrett, Kelly Walsh, James Barrett, and John Roberts; eight great-grandchildren, and numerous other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Roberts will be laid to rest privately next to her husband at Locke Cemetery near Mountainburg, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren. Arrangements in Missouri were under the direction of Mahn Funeral Home of De Soto.

Memorial contributions may be made to donor’s choice of recipients.


  • Private Committal


Virginia Lee Roberts

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