Roberta (Bertie) Amy Atkinson, 90, of Saverton, Missouri, died at 11:20 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2013, at Willow Care Center in Hannibal.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, July 22, 2013, at Salt River Christian Church in New London, Mo. Rev. Chris Combs will officiate. Burial will be at Centenary Cemetery in Rural New London, Mo. The James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the Salt River Christian Church.
Mrs. Atkinson was born September 23, 1922, in Saverton, Missouri, to Robert and Sarah Cox Thompson.
Survivors include 1 daughter, Sandra Hubbard (Art) of Saverton, Mo.; 1 brother, James E. Thompson (Joan) of New London, Mo.; 1 nephew, John Head; 4 grandchildren, Scott, J.C., Susie and Kelly; and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by 1 son, Robert Lee Atkinson; 1 grandson, Chad Blackler; sisters; Leona Plum, Catherine Billings, Lora Moch, Jean Kiepert and Margaret Stewart; 2 brothers, Robert H. Thompson and Willard Thompson.
Mrs. Atkinson was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She was raised on a farm in rural Ralls County, Missouri, with her parents, brother and sisters. Roberta was employed for many years as a nurse assistant. With Roberta’s love of the nursing field, she successfully completed the licensed practical nurse program. She was employed for many years as a LPN charge nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at Levering Hospital until her retirement. After Roberta retired she enjoyed visiting with her family and friends. She especially enjoyed being with her grandchildren, Scott, Chad, J.C, Susie and Kelly.
After living in Hannibal for many years, she purchased a home in Saverton. Roberta enjoyed gardening, raising flowers, attending Salt River Christian Church, where she was a member, and working word puzzles with her sisters. Roberta spent the last four years residing at Willow Care Center, where she made wonderful friends with the staff and residents. She enjoyed the good food, great activities and appreciated the work each department performed. Roberta was happy at Willow Care and she was always treated with dignity and respect. The family wished to acknowledge Willow Care Staff and Dr. George Kerkemyer for their many years of service to Roberta.
Memorial contributions may be made to Willow Care Center Activity Fund, Salt River Christian Church or Centenary Cemetery in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Brad Hubbard, Earl Fogle, Charles Thomas, Kip Robinson, Aaron Bergeson and Shane Thompson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Staff and Residents at Willow Care Center, church friends, Vinia Vanover and all who cared for Roberta.
Online condolences may be made at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com.