August 9, 1919 - August 25, 2014
Jewell Delpha Roberts, age 95, of Polk, MO, died Monday, August 25, 2014, at Citizens Memorial Hospital after a long illness. The last three years she has been a resident at Parkview Healthcare Facility. There she made many friends and acquaintances where in the care givers words “She was truly a Jewel”. Jewell was born August 9, 1919, at Sentinel, MO, to Robert and Nancy (Carroll) Walker the eighth of nine children.
After seeking the Lord the year before, she was saved in July of 1933. She joined Sentinel Missionary Baptist Church, and was baptized in Lindley Creek. She remained a faithful member of Sentinel until her death.
Jewell married Albert Roberts on October 21, 1939, and to this union four children were born. They remained happily married for 69 years working on their family farm where they operated a mixed farming operation.
She was a loving wife, Mother, Grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother. By reason of kindness a loving mother to all.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Albert Roberts; five brothers: Russell, Virgil, Creed, Hershel, and Leo Walker; and three sisters: Mabel Roberts, Zula Inglis, and Opal Root.
She is survived by her four children: Lou Jean Howard and husband Curtis of Coos Bay, OR, Leta Fisher and husband Richard of Bolivar, MO, Glenn Roberts and wife Velinda of Goodson, MO, and Jana Belk and husband Bob of Nixa, MO; two brothers in-law: Leslie Roberts and wife Elta, and Ester Roberts and wife Nadine all of Polk, MO; two sisters in-law: Berniece Walker of Bolivar, MO, and Bertha Periman of Nevada, MO; 10 grandchildren: Carol Johnson and husband Steve, Lucinda Crouch and husband Russell, Matthew Howard and wife Erin, Paul Fisher and wife Laurie, Anissa Roberts and husband Bill, Cheri Roberts, Joanna Dietz and husband Bryan, Lukas Roberts and wife Alicia, Alyssa Wicklund and husband Corey, and Justin Belk and wife Jessica; 23 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren; as well as numerous other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, August 29, 2014, at Pitts Chapel, with Bro’s Mike Bruce and Jackie Brakebill officiating. Burial will follow at Sentinel Cemetery, Polk, MO. Music will be provided by the Sentinel Missionary Baptist Church Choir. Pallbearers will be Paul Fisher, Matthew Howard, Lukas, Roberts, Douglas Maack, Justin Belk, and Collin Crouch. Honorary pallbearers will be Brycent Joy, Jacob Howard, Dylan Johnson, William Roberts, Landon Fisher, Jaxon Joy, Zachary Howard, and Samuel Volcko. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 28, 2014, from 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, or Hopewell Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO.