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Roberta Hughes, 97, left this present life and was welcomed into her Heavenly home on Palm Sunday, March 24, 2024.

Roberta Lee (Miller) Hughes was born July 16, 1926, to Oliver and Geneva (Campbell) Miller at the family home north of Cameron, Missouri. She went to Prairie Ridge, then graduated from Cameron High School. She married William (Billy Burr) Hughes on June 12, 1949, at Mabel Church.

Roberta began the role of housewife and later, mother, as Bill farmed in the Clinton County area; they moved several times and eventually settled on a farm northwest of Turney. Roberta was a charter member of the Lincoln-Anderson American Legion Auxiliary in Osborn, Mo., and a faithful member of the Osborn United Methodist Church. She gave birth to four children and worked countless hours when they became involved in school activities and with the Keystone Willing Workers 4-H Club.

Roberta took flying lessons at Rosecrans in St. Joseph, Mo., took several solo trips, and earned her pilot™s license. When Bill bought his 1959 Cessna 150 airplane, together they planned to pull a large banner proclaiming God™s love to all who would see it. At this point both their lives were centered on proclaiming the Gospel wherever they went. They participated in Lay Witness Missions, and took several missions trips to Guatemala, Honduras, Brazil, Bolivia, and Jerusalem, some with the World Gospel Missions.

Roberta was a wonderful homemaker, wife, mother, and grandmother who faithfully supported her husband and their growing family. She was truly a Proverbs 31 woman, which states in verses 30 and 31, “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”

Roberta was preceded in death by her parents and husband; her sister, Carolyn Miller, and son, Dale Aaron (2019). She is survived by brother, Roland Miller, with wife, Barbara; daughters, Frances Clark (J. Michael), Donna Henderson (David), and son, Carl Hughes (Cheryl). Roberta leaves behind ten grandchildren”Cara, Jonathan, Alicia, Rebecca, Caleb, Carmen, Melissa, Daniel, Abbey and Nicholas”and twenty-two great-grandchildren”Leah, Owen, Geneva, Jacob, Anna, Henry, Nissa, James, Sophie, Truman, Judah, Malachi, Ezekiel, Mordechai, Rivka, Benjamin, Matilda, Florence, Arthur, Louisa, Samuel, and Lorenzo. She is also survived by nieces Nancy Miller and Carolyn Moore.

There will be a private graveside service at a later date. Roberta and her son, Dale Aaron Hughes, will be interred in Cameron Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to your favorite charity.