Elton Roberts, 97 of Champaign, Illinois, passed away on February 11, 2021 at Amber Glen Special Care Center.
Elton was born on November 28, 1923 in Somerset, Kentucky, the son of Eula Henderson) and Luther Roberts. They preceded him in death.
He married the love of his life, Dorothy Stiebner, on July 4, 1943. Elton’s wife of 77 years survives him.
He is survived by his daughter: Judith Kay Roberts Jackson and son, Elton J “Joe” Roberts and his wife, Sheila, who was like a daughter to him. Also surviving are two grandsons: Elton Paul Roberts (Katya) and Richard L. Jackson II; one granddaughter: Dawn Roberts Reed; two great-grandsons: Taylor Crawford and Luke Roberts; and one great-granddaughter: Jordyn Reed. He is also survived by one sister: Irene Ostrowski; three brothers Milton (Esther), Mike (Sharon), and Larry (Linda); and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives who will miss him.
He was preceded in death by five brothers: Cecil, Dewey, Luther Jr., Hobert, and Eddie.
He worked at Oziers as a carpenter. He also worked for Swift & Company, A.E. Staley, and then ADM until he retired.
He enjoyed gardening and doing things around the house. He was a longtime member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, February 17 at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Hope Cemetery with Reverend Deborah Owen officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Peter’s United Church of Christ.
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St. Peter United Church of Christ
905 South Russell Street, Champaign IL 61821