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 James Roberts

James Roberts

Birth
Fordland, Webster County, Missouri, USA
Death 13 Mar 2001 (aged 69)
Grandview, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown, Specifically: Mt. Moriah & Freeman, 10507 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, MO
Memorial ID 131655510 · View Source
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Parents; Edna & Jay Roberts.
He was the sixth of eight children.
Graduated from Buffalo High School in 1949, and had been a member and supporter of the Dallas County Alumni Association ever since. He graduated from Southwest Missouri State University and did postgraduate work at various Universities.
He served in the First Marine Division from 1950 to 1952 in Korea during the Korean Conflict.
He spent 32 years as a social studies teacher first at Winfield High School in Winfield, MO, and then at Ruskin High School, Smith Hale Junior High School, and Hickman Mills High School in south Kansas City, MO; retired in 1988. He then served as president of the Hickman Mills National Education Association and continued his lifelong commitment to education by serving on the executive board of the National Education Association-Retired.
He served his church, Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Lee's Summit, MO, in many capacities.
From 1992 until 1999, he rode the 150 mile bike marathon to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Preceded by; sister, Lois, and a brother, Vernon.
Survived by; wife of 33 years, Marjorie; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joy and Lee Kimzey of Overland Park, KS, and Jill and Mitch Ashlock of Lenexa, KS; a stepdaughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Jeffrey French of Santa Monica, CA; a stepson and daughter-in-law, Alex and Azar Freeburne of Olathe, KS; four brothers, Marlin Roberts of Hot Springs Village, AR, Wendell Roberts of Hannibal, MO , Jay Roberts of Buffalo, MO , Gary Roberts of Richland, WA; and one sister, Ollidean Bradbury of Wellsville, KS; six grandchildren and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Published; Kansas City Star, (MO)
March 15, 2001


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  • Created by: Ms Martie M
  • Added: 21 Jun 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 131655510
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Roberts (24 Oct 1931–13 Mar 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131655510, ; Maintained by Ms Martie M (contributor 47088721) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown, who reports a Mt. Moriah & Freeman, 10507 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, MO.