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Vivian Roberts

August 11, 1917 — October 13, 2016

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Vivian Victoria Roberts, age 99 passed away on Oct. 13, 2016 at Diversicare of Larned.  She was born on Aug. 11, 1917 at Halstead, KS, the daughter of Cornelius C. and Elizabeth V. (Schmidt) Koehn.  A former resident of Macksville, she worked as a Dietician for Macksville Schools and managed the Macksville City Swimming Pool for several years. Her memberships include Rebekah’s Lodge and Halstead Mennonite Church.  On July 28, 1938 she married Henry Elmer Roberts at Alva, OK, he died on July 22, 2007.  She is survived by three daughters, Beverly K. Fenwick, Larned, KS, Karen Holder (Roy), Tulsa, OK, Patsy Demel, Hoisington, KS; two sisters, Vada Crain, Topeka, KS, Nola Joyce Dent, Newton, KS; a step-daughter, Cynthia Christiansen, Texarkana, AR; 9 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Gary Lee Roberts; a step-son, Fred Roberts; two sisters, Lucille Jantz and Cornelia Cotton; a brother, Cecil Dale Koehn.  Graveside service will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Fairview Park Cemetery, St. John, KS with Pastor Tom Harrison presiding. Visitation will be from 1-7 PM, Tuesday at Minnis Chapel, St. John.  Memorials may be given to the Larned EMS in care of Minnis Chapel, P.O. Box 34, St. John, KS 67576.

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