Avon Deane Roberts
Funeral services for Avon Deane Roberts, 79, Lawrence will be at 1 p.m. today at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
She died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Avon was born December 16, 1931 in Bagnell, Mo., the daughter of Delbert W. and Bertie P. Jeffries Garrison.
She worked as a keyboard operator at the University of Kansas until she retired in 1996. She was an active member of Sweet Adelines.
Avon married Clarence H. Roberts on June 18, 1949 in Pittsburg. He preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 2001.
Survivors include two sons, Michael and wife, Barbara, Lewisville, Texas, and Larry, Lawrence; one daughter-in-law, Vickie Patzel, Wichita; one brother, James W., Girard; one sister, Sandra K. Bugni and husband Joe, Overland Park; one sister-in-law, Betty Garrison, Frontenac; and nine grandchildren, Monica Dibben, Karen Roberts, Jeff Roberts, Melissa Tinker, Laura Johnston, Karmyn Larsen, Chris Hood, Nichole Winmill and Jon Roberts; and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Jerry in September 1986 and her brother Robert W.
The family will greet friends from 11:30 a.m. until the service at the mortuary.
Memorials in her name to Kansas Cancer Institute may be sent in care of the mortuary.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Hatton, Dr. Stein and the Fourth Floor Nursing Team at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.