MARSHALL, Texas — Funeral services for Lavera Brundage Roberts, age 96, of Marshall, will be at 11 a.m. today at The Little Chapel by the Lake at Colonial Gardens Cemetery on Elysian Fields Road with the Rev. Rodger Garbs, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating, with interment in “The Garden of Kindness” in Colonial Gardens. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. today at The Little Chapel by the Lake at Colonial Gardens Cemetery in Marshall.

Mrs. Roberts passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, in Marshall. She was born July 30, 1916, at Union Center Community near Nappanee, Indiana, a daughter of M.J. and Arvilla Stiver Brundage. She married A.P. Roberts on April 2, 1939, in Marietta, Oklahoma.

The family moved to Oklahoma in 1918 and settled in Carter County near Wilson, Oklahoma, where Mrs. Roberts attended Rexroat Consolidated School, graduating high school in 1934. She then attended Ardmore Business College in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Mr. and Mrs. Roberts and son, Gary, moved to Scottsville, Texas, in 1950 where she was employed for 22 years as secretary for Verhalen Wholesale Nursery Company at Scottsville. She later was employed by Everett Truck and Tractor and Phoenix Pipeline Company and in 1980, became Secretary at First United Methodist Church, retiring in June 1991.

Survivors include her son, Gary Pearson Roberts (an Engineer for Satcom Technologies) of Marshall. Also surviving Mrs. Roberts are many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A.P. Roberts; parents, M.J. and Arvilla Brundage; sisters, Eunice Brundage and Opal Brundage Whatley; and brothers, Otis Brundage, Joe Brundage and Fredis Brundage.

Mrs. Roberts was a member of Unity SS Class at First United Methodist Church, a member of Extra Steps Sr. Program, and the Young at Heart senior organization at First Methodist United Church. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and traveling.

Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church in Marshall.

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