Memorial Services for Ruth “Jeanette” Roberts will be held 2-4 p.m., Saturday, May 21, 2011, at the Central Junior High Auditorium. She died March 4, 2011, at Pioneer Ridge. Inurnment took place in the Floral Hills Cemetery in Kansas City, MO. She was born on May 12, 1935, in Moberly, MO the daughter of G. Harold and Ruth (Breckenridge) Roberts.
Jeanette received her B.S. in 1957 from Northwest Missouri State in Maryville, MO, where she was a member of the Alpha Sigma social sorority. She then received her M.S. in Education from the University of Kansas in 1968 and did additional postgraduate work there. Jeanette taught English and social studies at Central Junior High where she coached basketball and track among her many interactions with her beloved students. She was an active member of the National Education Association (NEA), the Kansas National Education Association (KNEA), and the local affiliate the Lawrence Education Association (LEA), for which she served several years as a building representative and negotiations team member. Jeanette also loved animals and served as a board member for the Lawrence Humane Society.
Survivors include two brothers, David E. Roberts and wife Nancy, Lawrence; Dean B. Roberts and wife Mary Lou Nashville, TN; two nieces and two nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, George L. Roberts, Jr. and nephew, Brian Roberts.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of the mortuary.