Celebration of life services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Port Byron. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Fairfield Cemetery, rural Port Byron. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, Milan.
Juanita was born Nov. 21, 1921, in Osyka, Miss., to Joe M. and Lucinda R. Willard. She grew up in the Port Byron area and married Clair F. McRoberts Sr. on July 10, 1938. He preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 1995.
She was a 60-year member of the Milan Pythian Sisters and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was a quilter and helped with rummage sales. She sewed, quilted and crocheted many lap robes, potholders and afghans for friends, family and nursing home residents.
Survivors include a son, Ed McRoberts, Milan; daughters, JoAnn (Phil) Nunn, Bettendorf, and Mary (Art) Sandman, Milan; daughter-in-law, Linda McRoberts, Avon, Ohio; grandchildren, Ed (Susan) McRoberts and Tim McRoberts, Carmel, Ind., Jody (Jeff) Kerres, Milan, Lori (Joe) Gotthardt, Rock Island, Missy (Chuck) Ledbetter, Rock Island, Matt (Kristin) Sandman, Sherrard, and Todd (Kim) McRoberts, Marcy (Dean) Massey, Brent (Deanna) McRoberts, all of Ohio. There are 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Clair F. McRoberts Jr. "Bud"; a daughter-in-law, Barb; and one granddaughter.
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