Elfriede “Ellie” Angelika Roberts
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Elfriede “Ellie” Angelika Roberts, 78, of Nauvoo, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2013. She was born on July 2, 1934. Ellie came to Nauvoo in 1959 with her husband, Orville Roberts. She became a U.S. citizen in 1994 and was so excited to finally be able to vote. She was recognized by St. Jude’s Hospital in Memphis as a hero donor because of her fundraising efforts and donations that she made frequently. She was a fun-filled mom, grandmother and friend who was loved by all who knew her.

The family will receive friends today, April 16, 2013, from 6 until 9 p.m. at Collins-Burke Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the Collins-Burke Chapel, with burial at New Oak Grove Cemetery. Junior Mote will officiate. Collins-Burke Funeral Home will direct.

Roberts was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Roberts; father, Heirich Walkenbach; mother, Gertrude Hengel Walkenbach; brothers, Valentine Walkenbach and Joseph Walkenbach.

She is survived by her special friend, Charles “Shine” Ford; son, Robert L. “Robbie” Roberts (Lisa); daughters, Carmen Chappell (Rex) of Arley, Rebecca “Becki” Harbin (Brannon) of Lynn, Olivia “Lou” Allbritton (Joey) of Nauvoo; grandchildren, Ashley Roberts Harbin (Jeremy), Molly Roberts, Rodney Harbin, Jennifer Daniel Green (Terry), Erica Gibbs (Nikki), Alex Gibbs (Jamie), Miranda Allbritton, Savannah Allbritton and Joshua Harbin; great-grandchildren, Auston Harbin, Hannah Daniel, Hunter Daniel, Houston Harbin, Caden Harbin, Allen Gibbs and Maddie Gibbs.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Harbin, Eric Gibbs, Joshua Harbin, Alex Gibbs, Houston Harbin, Hunter Daniel, Auston Harbin, Allen Gibbs and Caden Harbin.