Roberta Emery, 87 of Drexel, Missouri passed away Monday, June 7, 2021 at Carnegie Village Rehab in Belton, Missouri. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009).
A visitation will be held prior to the service Thursday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am also at the chapel. Burial will follow services in Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
Roberta Irene Emery was born February 25, 1934 in Rhoads, Iowa to Leslie and Florence Miller Gearhart. On April 9, 1950 she was untied in marriage to Donald Emery. To this union four children were born. Roberta worked for many years as an Inspector at King Radio. She enjoyed being very active in her church and the Drexel community for many years.
Roberta was preceded in death by her parents, husband Don Emery, son Brian Emery, three sisters, Byrnadeen Failor, Linda Gearhart, and Shirley Fifer, along with two brothers, Marvin Gearhart and Harry Gearhart. She is survived by her son Gerald Emery and wife Pat of Peculiar, MO., daughter Karla Ream and husband Ron of Paola, KS., daughter Sonja Burchett and husband Calvin of Freeman, MO., daughter-in-law Amber Emery of Peculiar, MO., 12 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind a sister Jane Wolfe, and sisters-in-law Dena Gearhart and Marsha Gearhart.