Roberta J. Carlson

Roberta J. Carlson

December 14, 1927 - August 26, 2021

Roberta Jessie Carlson, 93, of Lockridge, passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at her daughter’s home in Mt. Vernon, Ohio.

Roberta was born on December 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 Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Jerry (Pat) Carlson of Rutledge, Tennessee, Nell (Jack) Moore of Bloomfield, Iowa and Kenneth (Rita) Carlson of Fairfield, Iowa, 16 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and 3 great great-grandchildren.

Roberta was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a grand-daughter, Lori Bailey and a son-in-law, Don Calhoun.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at 10:30 the New Sweden United Methodist Church rural Lockridge. Burial will follow in the New Sweden Church Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. 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.

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