Roberta Jones

December 13, 2012

Roberta Jones

Funeral Services: Will be held at the Greenfield United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 16, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Greenfield Cemetery.

Visitation:  The family will greet friends at the church one hour prior to services on Sunday.

Memorials:  To the Broadway United Methodist Church in Council Bluffs in care of the Steen Funeral Home, 101 S.E. 4th Street, Greenfield, Iowa 50849.

Roberta Mae (Black) Jones was born on October 8, 1918, to Charles Earl and Mabel (Chase) Black at her grandparents farm in Madison County, Iowa. She was born on the day her father landed in France in WWI. It was two months before he learned of her birth and nine months before he came home. Roberta passed away on December 13, 2012, at West Bridge Care and Rehabilitation, Winterset, IA, at the age of 94.

Roberta attended country school in Madison County for her elementary education. She attended one year of high school in Winterset, one year in Dexter. In 1934 the family moved to Greenfield, Iowa, where Roberta completed high school and graduated with the class of 1936.

Roberta held a teacher’s certificate and taught one year in a country school. Roberta and Lloyd Jones were married on November 30, 1940, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Roberta and Lloyd lived in Greenfield for two years, and in 1942 moved to Council Bluffs. Roberta moved to Winterset, Iowa, in 2010. Roberta worked at Howard Manufacturing Company during WWII, making holders for transistor radios. She was employed for 32 years at Broadway and Carriage Dry Cleaners in Council Bluffs, retiring in 1990.

Roberta was baptized at Pitzer United Presbyterian Church in 1932 and joined the Greenfield Methodist Church in 1935. She later transferred her membership to Broadway United Methodist Church, Council Bluffs. The last two years she attended the United Methodist Church, Winterset. She was active in her church and United Methodist Women for over 70 years.

Roberta always found something to laugh about. She especially enjoyed crocheting and made more than 300 baby sweaters and many afghans for mission projects.

She was preceded in death by her parents, step-mother, Elizabeth Black; her husband Lloyd in 1983; brother, Earl Chase Black, in 1924 and sister, Eva Rachel Foster, in 1996.

She is survived by a sister, Iola Lovely of Greenfield, nieces: Marilyn (Rolan) Jensen, Fontanelle; Susan (Chuck) Henry, Winterset; Donna (Bill) Riley, Florida; Norma (Carl) Pullen, Indianola; nephews: Larry (Ann) Strong, Waukee; Jack (Mary Ann) McBride, Arizona; Ted Haines, Council Bluffs; and an aunt, Helen Crawford, Winterset.

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