Washington Evening Journal
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ROBERTA JESSIE CARLSON
Roberta Jessie Carlson, 93, of Lockridge, passed away Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, at her daughter's home in Mount Vernon, Ohio.
Roberta was born Dec. 14, 1927, in Washington, Iowa, the daughter of Arthur Leslie and Jessie Mae (Ballard) Eden. She attended Lockridge High School through her sophomore year. She was united in marriage to Norris Harold Carlson on May 10, 1945, at her parents' home south of Lockridge. He preceded her in death on March 24, 2013.
Roberta was a farm wife, she worked alongside her husband on the family farm. She enjoyed quilting. She was a lifetime member of the New Sweden United Methodist Church and was one of the founding members of the Lockridge Rough Riders Saddle Club.
She is survived by her children, June Calhoun of Mount Vernon, Ohio, Jerry (Pat) Carlson of Rutledge, Tenn., Nell (Jack) Moore of Bloomfield, Iowa, and Kenneth (Rita) Carlson of Fairfield, Iowa; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Roberta was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a granddaughter, Lori Bailey; and a son-in-law, Don Calhoun.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at New Sweden United Methodist Church, rural Lockridge. Burial will follow in New Sweden Church Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at Murphy Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant, where the family will be present from 5 to 7 p.m. that evening. Memorials may be directed to the New Sweden Cemetery Association in her memory.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.murphyfuneralandmonuments.com.
Murphy Funeral Home of Mount Pleasant is caring for her arrangements.