Okah Roberts, rural Savonburg, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Diversicare in Chanute.
Okah was born Aug. 1, 1923, to Karl and Martha Trieda Hauser rural Humboldt. Okah attended grade school at the Central Avenue School and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1941. While she was attending school Okah met her future husband, Floyd L. Roberts, he was the driver of her school bus.
Floyd and Okah were married on March 22, 1944, at the Humboldt Lutheran Parsonage. She and Floyd would make their home together on a farm in rural Savonburg, where Okah would help on the farm with driving the grain trucks, hauling hay, taking care of cattle, gardening and raising her chickens.
Okah and Floyd had two sons, Leslie Lee Roberts and Dee Wayne Roberts. Okah was also a member of the Leanna Christian Church, Farmers Wives Club and the local Rural Unit Group.
Okah is survived by her sons Lee Roberts, Moran, Dee Roberts and wife Paula, rural Savonburg; grandchildren Jerry Roberts and companion Nancy Wilson, Humboldt, Hettie and Junior Wilson, Humboldt, Brandy and Zach Brinkmeyer and TyRell Roberts, all of rural Savonburg; great-grandchildren Sydney and Sadie Houk, Rylee and Randi Wilson, all of Humboldt, Shaylea and Brayce Brinkmeyer, rural Savonburg; one brother-in-law, Glenn Roberts and wife Ginger, rural Savonburg, three nieces, Barbara Money, Loganville, Ga., Patricia Mix, Troy, Mo., Paula Goff, Savonburg; three nephews, Michael Evans and Brad Evans, Atlanta, Ga., and John Roberts, rural Savonburg.
Okah was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one sister, Mildred Evans, one brother-in-law, Jack Evans, and a daughter-in-law Loretta Roberts.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, at Leanna Christian Church. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Humboldt.
Memorials may be left to the Rider Relief Fund (Foundation to assist with injured Rodeo Athletes) or the American Stroke Association. Memorial gifts may be left with the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola.
To sign the guestbook online or leave a condolence, go to www.iolafuneral.com.
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