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Steven J. “Bear” Roberts

Steven J. “Bear” Roberts, 49, of Kahoka, MO died Thursday, January 3, 2008 at his sister’s home in Winchester, Missouri.

     He was born June 30, 1958 in Keokuk, Iowa, the son of Glen and Geneva Gray Roberts.  On April 29, 2004 he was united in marriage to Phyllis Angelo in Hogansville, Georgia.  She preceded him in death on February 17, 2006.

     Steve worked most of his life as a welder.  He enjoyed salvaging, collecting, being outdoors and Nascar but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

     Survivors include two sisters, Terry Hageman and her husband Jim of Winchester, MO and Linna Cooper and her husband Bill of Wayland, MO, two sisters in law, Dorothy Roberts of Kahoka, MO and June Roberts of Keokuk, IA, a special niece and nephews that he and Phyllis were raising, Amy and Anthony Angelo and Andy Parker and many nieces and nephews.

     He was also preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Gary Roberts and Jerry D. Roberts.

     Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday at the Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka, MO with Pastor Jeff Smith officiating. 

     Visitation will be held after 1:00 p.m. Sunday with family meeting with friends from 5 – 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

      Memorials may be made to the family.