Roberta Sue Reed

Roberta Sue Reed, 62, of Bates City, Mo., passed away on Sept.13, 2012, at her home. Roberta was born on April 30, 1950, in New Castle, to Ralph Allen and Alverda J. (Crye) Ellis.

She was a 1968 graduate of Pendleton High School in Pendleton. She completed her degree as a L.P.N. and worked for over 30 years as a nurse.  On Nov. 24, 1968, she married Raymond Francis Reed who preceded her in death on July 23, 2011. She was a devoted member of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints serving in many different areas of the Church to always help out. She loved to travel the U.S. with Raymond and the place they traveled to most was Branson, Mo. She loved spending time knitting and with family. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by two sons, Kenneth A. Reed of Bates City, Mo. and Robert F. Reed and wife Christina of Holt, Mo.; two brothers, Gene Crye and Harry Crye; a sister, Deanna Mills and husband Dennis and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Raymond, she was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at the Church. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, 300 E. Crestview, Odessa, MO. 64076, with Bishop Joshua Boswell officiating. Burial will be at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, Mo.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Odessa Ward.

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Arrangements are entrusted to the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. Second St., Odessa, MO, 64076, (816) 633-5524.