Vernita L. (Robinett) Roark, age 81, of Independence, peacefully left this world on Monday, April 19, 2010. She was born in Henley on October 26, 1928, a daughter of the late Perry E. and Marcelle A. (Luttrell) Robinett. On February 20, 1947, she was married to Elba Ammonette Roark, who preceded her in death on June 12, 1976. Those who survive her include: eight children, Linda Reitz, Alice and David Haynes, Elba and Kathy Roark, Sharon and Michael Hyde, Sandy and Belton Nolen, Kathy and Alan Fenwick, Marsha and Jerry Dorrance and Sheila and Larry Harrison; 19 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorlas Bosch and Irene Hager; two brothers, Donald Robinett and Gene Robinett. Several brothers and sisters and son-in-law, Brent Reitz, also preceded her in death. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 22, at Rekus Funeral Home in Eldon. Pastor Mike Schnelle will officiate. Interment will be in Hickory Hill Church Cemetery near Eugene. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, at Rekus Funeral Home in Eldon. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.rekusfh.com.