Harold E. "Toby" Roberts, 85, died June 1, 2012. He was born in Parsons, Kansas December 9, 1926, the son of John Alexander and Cecile Irene Sailsbury Roberts.
He graduated from Hutchinson High School and Salt City Business College, was a World War II veteran serving in the European Theater, belonged to First Christian Church, Hutchinson, and was with Western Foods for 35 years, retiring as production manager.
On February 14, 1948, he married Dorothy L. Lawrence in South Hutchinson. She died July 2, 2006.
He is survived by his children and their spouses: Carolyn Price and Wilmar Hinshaw, Janet and Richard Benson, both of Hutchinson, Jeffrey and Karen Roberts, South Hutchinson; a brother, John and Joan Roberts, St. Joseph, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Tressie Roberts, Hutchinson; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie, a daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Brian Bush, and two brothers, Eldon and Wilbur Roberts.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Elliott Chapel, Hutchinson, with Robert Raigoza officiating. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Elliott Mortuary. Burial will be in Penwell Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Cause for Paws, in care, of the mortuary.
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