Roberta Leta Parkhurst Morris © Cheyenne Star Submitted by: Wanda Purcell
Roberta Leta Parkhurst Morris, daughter of Johnnie William and Ester Pearl Rhodes Parkhurst, was born March 3, 1935 in Butler, Oklahoma.
She departed this life the evening of March 23, 2002 at her home in Waynesville, Missouri, at the age of 67 years and 21 days.
Roberta worked on the assembly line at Brown Shoe Company for six years before becoming the owner and operator of Cozy Arts Theatre, Cozy Acres Mobile Home Court, Beauty Shop, Laundry Mat and Tattoo Shop.
She was a member of the VFW Post 3176 Ladies Auxiliary in Waynesville, St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce, Gardening Club and the Arbor Day Foundation.
She enjoyed gardening, reading, sewing and hummingbirds.
Roberta will be sadly missed by three sons, Carl Dean Morris of Waynesville, Missouri; Terry and Carl Reed of Oklahoma; two daughters, Angel Hanley of Dayton, Ohio; Sherrie Montaruli of Nixa, Missouri; three brothers, Wayne Parkhurst and his wife, Juanice; Mevlin Parkhurst and his wife Deanne, all of Cheyenne, Oklahoma; Robert Parkhurst and his wife, Nadine of Duncan, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Carl Dale Morris, Charles Reed, Elizabeth Ann Morris and Jennifer Reed; four stepsisters, Mary Lou VanPelt, Jane Lambe, Wanda Fay Montgomery and Lorene Schultz; her best friend, Sharon Cariger; friends, John Culbertson and Roger Alley; sister-in-law: Jean Parkhurst; and several other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie and Ester Parkhurst; one son, Lou Burns; and two brothers, Jimmie Eugene and Marion Parkhurst.
Burial in Waynesville Memorial Park, Waynesville, Missouri.
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