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Willadean "Willie" Marie Roberts

June 14, 1932 ~ September 16, 2018 (age 86)

Willadean "Willie" Marie Roberts, 86, of Burlington, died at 12:56 PM Sunday, September 16, 2018, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.

Born June 14, 1932, in Ottumwa, IA, she was the daughter of Frank and Ruth Ann Johnson Rogers. On June 8, 1951, she married George Wayne Roberts in Floris, IA. He died on December 24, 1973.

She graduated from Troy High School in Troy, IA in 1950. 

Willadean worked as an operator for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, retiring after 37 years.

Growing up Willadean was a bit of a Tomboy. She enjoyed music, watching Westerns, and watching the St. Louis Cardinals.

Survivors include three daughters, Sherry (Bruce) Spears of Mediapolis,  Kelly Ryan of Burlington, Lisa (Greg) Duke of West Burlington, 9 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and one brother, Gary Rogers of Napa Valley, CA.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Allen Rogers, two sisters, Marilyn Hofstetter and Patricia Thomas, and one grandson, David Reynolds.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory.

There will be no visitation or services.

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