Cornelia Roberts

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Cornelia Wilmont Alberta Kibbey Roberts, 101, of Jefferson City, died Monday, May 30, 2011, at St. Joseph's Bluffs. She was born on February 22, 1910, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of the late Cornelius "Ed" and Emma Knoch Harbaugh. She was married on August 24, 1936, in Kansas City, to Joseph G. Kibbey, who died on March 5, 1978. She was later married on March 5, 1989, in Jefferson City, to Harry J. Roberts, who died on September 19, 1992. Mrs. Roberts graduated from Westport High School in Kansas City and attended Kansas City Junior College and the University of Missouri where she was affiliated with Alpha Chi Omega. Moving to Jefferson City in 1944, Cornelia was a member of the Jane Randolph Jefferson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; Alpha Chi Omega Sorority; Live Long and Like It Senior Citizens; Hospice Volunteer; Jefferson City Garden Club; A.A.R.P.; Lambda Tau Sigma; Little Acts of Kindness Award recipient; Docent at the Missouri Historical Society; past-president of the Friendship Cooperative Extension Club and the P.T.A. at West and Simonsen schools; first president of Still Hospital Guild; leader of the Children of the American Revolution; and was an officer in both the Capital City Women's Club and its state association. A member of First United Methodist Church with leadership roles in many organizations, she served for many years on the Administrative Board. She was a member of the Adult and Bell Choirs; Women's Society of Christian Service; Double Ring Sunday School Class officer; and was in charge of the church's Sunday morning nursery for 26 years. She is survived by two children, Alberta (Wayne) Hepler, Jefferson City, and Eldon (Sandra) Kibbey, Indianapolis, Ind.; two grandchildren, Dr. Bradford Hepler, Greenbelt, Md., and Timothy Kibbey, Huntsville Ala.; and two great-grandchildren, Reed Kibbey and Simon Kibbey, both of Huntsville, Ala. She was preceded in death by three grandchildren, David, Rebecca, and Sara Kibbey; two sisters, Edith Jones and Ethel Cleaver; and two nephews, Dr. Elwood Jones and the Rev. Murray Jones. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, June 4, 2011, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mark Dumas officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, 915 Country Ridge Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109. Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Those wishing to email condolences to the family may do so at the website.

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