Funeral services for Avon Dean Roberts, 79, Lawrence will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery. She died December 27, 2010 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence.
Avon was born December 16, 1931 in Bagnell, MO the daughter of Delbert W. and Bertie P. (Jeffries) Garrison.
She worked as a keyboard operator at the University of Kansas until she retired in 1996. She was an active member of Sweet Adelines.
Avon married Clarence H. Roberts on June 18, 1949 in Pittsburg, KS. He preceded her in death on September 15, 2001.
Survivors include; two sons, Michael and wife, Barbara, Lewisville, Texas, Larry, Lawrence; one daughter-in-law, Vickie Patzel, Wichita, KS; one brothers, James W., Girard, KS; one sister, Sandra K. Bugni, and husband, Joe, Overland Park, KS; one sister-in-law, Betty Garrison, Frontenac, KS and nine grandchildren, Monica Dibben, Karen Roberts, Jeff Roberts, Melissa Tinker, Laura Johnston, Karmyn Larsen, Chris Hood, Nichole Winmill, Jon Roberts; and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Jerry in September of 1986 and her brother, Robert. W.
The family will greet friends from 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2010 until service time at the mortuary in Lawrence.
Memorials may be made in her name to Kansas Cancer Institute and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Hatton, Dr. Stein and the Fourth Floor Nursing Team at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.