Mildred Roberts

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

CAIRO, Ill. -- Mildred Roberts, 86, of Cairo died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at Daystar Care Center.

She was born Jan. 6, 1918, in Lovelaceville, Ky., daughter of J.M. and Zada Hines Clark. She married Charles Roberts, who died in 1998.

Roberts was a secretary many years with Alexander County Highway Department in Olive Branch, Ill. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Peggy Fairchild and Carla Shemwell of Cairo, Florence Goatley of Wickliffe, Ky.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, a sister and a brother.

Friends may call at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo from 8 a.m. until noon Thursday. The rosary will be recited at 11 a.m.

The funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Church, with the Rev. Jerome Fortenberry officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at Villa Ridge, Ill.