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Raymond D. Roberts

Visitation:
Friday, May 6, 2005 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Saturday, May 7, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Shirley Forgy - pianist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Phillip Grote, Justin Grote, Louis Botts III, Mark Benz, George Riley and Rich Allen. Honorary pallbearers were: Edward Parks, Louis Botts II, Alyn Busch, Tom Benz and Vernon Moore.

Raymond D. Roberts passed away at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2005 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. He had lived all his adult life in the Vandalia area and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Vandalia. Raymond was a past member of the Vandalia Rotary Club for over 15 years; a volunteer fireman for over 20 years; a member of the Audrain Automobile Association for 10 years and a charter member of the Vandalia Country Club. He enjoyed collecting and restoring antique automobiles and in the mid-1950's built and raced stock cars.

Born: June 3, 1912 near Thompson, Missouri the only child of Peyton Morris and Zeulah Rae (Roberts) Roberts.

Married: Loretta Mae Moore on December 24, 1936 in Wellsville, Missouri; she preceded him in death on September 27, 1956; he then married Hilda Black Collins in November 1971; she preceded him in death in February 2000.

Survivors include: five daughters, Rosetta Joyce and husband, Louis Botts of Hannibal, Missouri; Shirley Jean and husband, Tom Benz of Manchester, Missouri; Martha Charlene and husband, Alyn Busch of Cape Coral, Florida; Linda Fern and husband, Phillip Grote of Bowling Green and Karen Sue and husband, George Riley of Vandalia, Missouri; one step-daughter, Sarrah Ruth Cone of St. Louis; eight grandchildren, Louis Botts III of Kansas City; Mark Benz of O'Fallon; Christine Meyer of Troy; Cari Allen of St. Louis; Justin Grote of Bowling Green; Sherri Doyel, Gary Friday and Robin Edens all of St. Louis; six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; special friend Rich Allen.

Preceded in death by: parents, Loretta and Hilda; one grandson, Brian Keith Grote.

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