Dorothy Roberts

September 6, 1925 ~ October 10, 2021 (age 96)


Dorothy Emma (Stiebner) Roberts born September 6, 1925 in Urbana, Illinois transitioned October 10, 2021 was the daughter of John and Amanda Wascher Stiebner who preceded her in death.

Dorothy married the love of her life, Elton Roberts, on July 4, 1943 and after 77 years of marriage he preceded her in death on February 11, 2021.  She was also preceded in death by ten brother and sisters and their spouses:  Tillie Wells Byrnes, Elsie Vickers (Bill), Pauline McClain, John W. Stiebner (Irene), Wilma A. Bennett (Dale), Juanita Roberts Swim (Earl), Her special twin sister Doris (Everett), Minnie Louise Stiebner, Vern Stiebner, William L. Stiebner, and one son-in-law, Richard L. Jackson.

She leaves one son, Joe (Elton John) Roberts and his wife Sheila who was like another daughter to her, one daughter Judith Kay Roberts Jackson, three grandchildren: Elton “Paul” (Katya) Roberts, Champaign: Rick “Richard” Jackson, Champaign: Dawn Roberts Reed, Champaign, four great-grandchildren: Taylor Crawford, Jordyn Reed, Luke Roberts and Max Roberts and all of Elton’s brother and sister and their spouses that became part of her family and many nephews, nieces, and friends.

Dorothy worked in her own shop as a beautician for several years.  She was proud of being a homemaker and enjoyed reading, gardening, and being with her family.  Dorothy was a longtime member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ.

The family of Dorothy and Elton want to thank all of the staff at Amber Glen Center for the excellent care that they received there.  We would also like to thank Transitions Health Hospice for their help.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, October 14 at Mt. Hope Cemetery with the Rev. Deborah Owens and assistant, Mark Jacobs officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Peter’s United Church of Christ.




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Graveside Service
October 14, 2021

1:30 PM
Mt. Hope Cemetery
611 East Pennsylvania Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820


St Peter's United Church of Christ
905 S. Russell Street, Champaign IL 61821
Web: https://stpetersucc.com/

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