Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

February 20, 2014

Edward Roberts


Effingham Daily News

---- — Edward G. Roberts, 61, of Farina, passed away at 8:17 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Select Specialty Hospital, Evansville, Ind.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Kinmundy Christian Church. Burial will be in Farina Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Pagel Funeral Home, St. Peter, and one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Memorials may be made to Farina Cemetery Fund or the donor’s choice.

Edward was born on July 17, 1952, in Vandalia, the son of Gailerd L. and Ethel M. (Opfer)

Roberts. He married Janet S. Middleton in Effingham on May 12, 1973. He was a Maintenance Supervisor for ExxonMobil Pipeline. He loved woodworking, and refurbishing cars, and spending time with his grandchildren and family.

Surviving is his wife, Janet of Farina; daughters, Erica (husband Jason) Smith of Salem and Shannon Roberts of Farina; brother, Gary (wife Judy) of Salem; sister, Kathryn (husband Charles) Kraucunas of Edgewood; grandchildren, Emily, Colton and Noah; great-grandchild, Nakita; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ryan Neal Roberts in infancy.

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