Friday, February 3, 2023

Obituary - Keasha Roberts

Keasha Brooke Arbuckle Roberts 35, of Compton Junction, MO, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Monday, January 30, 2023, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, MO after a year long, hard fought, courageous battle with an illness. Cremation, with a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date. Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). 

Memorial contributions may be made, in lieu of flowers, to The Robert’s Kids Love Fund at Citizens Bank in Butler, Missouri or the Muscular Dystrophy Association or Make a Wish Foundation. Messages of Condolence may be left for the family at

Keasha was born on October 13, 1987 in Excelsior Springs, MO to Kenneth Dustin Arbuckle and Merri “Christi” Merriman. In 1998 she moved to Nevada, MO.

Keasha loved to read, wishing she could have her own library. She loved music of all types, often times saying that music helped her through many stages of her life.

Keasha loved her children with all her heart. It was her motherly instincts and persistence, that lead to an early diagnosis of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in her son Dallin. Following that diagnosis Keasha educated herself and many family members on DMD. She continued to follow DMD groups and stayed up to date on current developments, and treatments for the disease.

She was very proud of her kids and all of their accomplishments in everything that they did, especially academics and sports.

Keasha is survived by her mother Christi Arbuckle and partner Brent Martin of Moses Lake, Washington, her children Arionna Roberts, Dallin Roberts, Kenden Roberts, and their father Zebediah Roberts of Butler, MO, her partner of four years Derrick De La Rosa of Compton Junction, MO, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and other beloved family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father Kenneth Dustin Arbuckle, brother Ryan Arbuckle, mother-in-law Margaret Johnson, and sister-in-law Chelsea Johnson.

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