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Earlene Mae Roberts

Earlene Mae Roberts, Canton, Mo., passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill., at 10:53 p.m. She was 78 years old. 

She was born Earlene Mae Sutton in Hannibal, Mo., on Sept. 11, 1942, a daughter of L. Earl Sutton and Nevah L. Spence Sutton of Palmyra, Mo.  She married James Edward “Bubba” Roberts of Maywood, Mo. on Feb. 19, 1961. He passed away March 27, 2003.

               Earlene Mae Roberts

Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly (Hamza) Roberts-Ejjed, Moberly, Mo.; son-in-law, James D. Job, Durham; granddaughters, Kayla (Merritt) Lomax, Canton; Kelsey Job, Durham; and Kristine Job, LaGrange, Mo.; great-granddaughter, Grace Lomax, Canton; and sisters, Donna L. (Jim) House, Monroe City, Mo.; and J. Lynne Sutton, Hannibal.  

She was also preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Kelly Mae Job; grandson, Michael James Job; brothers, H. Dean Sutton and Gary W. Sutton; and sister, Darlene L. Peck.

Earlene was involved with the Durham Community Center for many years, serving on the board as the secretary.  She helped organize many of the events the center held over the years.  

Earlene was also a past member of the Mississippi Valley Girls Softball League and the North Side Boat Club.

Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family.  She loved spending time teaching her granddaughters to deer hunt and fish. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and doing volunteer work.  

Earlene and Jim were well known for their fish fries, hog roasts and their homemade wine.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 15, at 3 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home in Canton, Mo., with Pastor Lena Robbins officiating.  

Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of services on Thursday.

An inurnment service will be held Saturday, July 24, at 11 a.m. at the Durham Cemetery in Durham with Pastor Dewayne Larenson officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be  Merritt Lomax, James Duane Job, Jim House, Sidney Sutton and Les Eaton. 

Memorials may be made to the Durham Cemetery Association.

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