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Leona Viola Roberts, 92 – Passed January 29, 2021

Leona Viola Roberts, 92, of Elk Creek, Missouri, departed this world on January 29, 2021 at Autumn Oaks Care Center in Mountain Grove, Missouri.

She was born on January 13, 1929 in Mountain Grove, the daughter of Sylvanus and Viola (Batdorf) Nettleton.

Leona was united in marriage to Edwin Roberts on November 4, 1950 and to this union four children were born, Viola, Jennie, Alice and Randy.

Leona was a homemaker on the family farm and had a passion for growing flowers and elephant ears. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Leona was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years; her parents; her brother, Wayne Nettleton; sister, Sarah Nettleton; son, Randy Roberts; twin grandsons, Edwin and Dennis Means; and great-grandson, Jay Greenwood.

She is survived by her three daughters, Viola Crisp of Lebanon, Missouri, Jennie Means of Mountain Grove, and Alice Bauer of Cabool, Missouri; two sisters, Ruby Hale of Petaluma, California, and Lelia McCalley of Plainview, Texas; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives.

Memorial services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at the funeral chapel with Terry Brown officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at