wed. aug 15 2007
funeral booklet from grandma grace's book
In Loving Memory
Born July 29 1914
Died May 1 2006
1:00p.m. Monday May 15 2006
Cat Creek Cemetery
Grundy County, Missouri
Officiating Rev. Ron Smith
Services conducted by Whitaker Eads Funeral Home
unknown undated newspaper clipping from Grandma Graces book-typed exactly as written-typos in bold
Roberta F. Utterback
a 91-year-old resident of Greenville,MI, and formerly of Columbus, OH, died on Monday evening May 1 2006 at the long term care unit of Spectrum Health United Memorial-United Campus in Greenville.
Graveside services will be held at 1p.m. on Monday May 15, 2006 at Cat Creek Cemetery near Brimson, under the direction of the Whitaker-Eads Funeral Home. Rev. Ron Smith will officiate.
Mrs., Utterback was born on July 29, 1914 at Brimson, the daughter of Bart and Emma Maxwell Utterback. She graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville and began a teaching career that spanned 48 years. She taught in public schools in Missouri Denver, CO and Saginaw and Ann Arbor, MI before accepting a position with Ohio State University, where she was an associate professor of education for 35 years. She retired in 1979. She was a charter member of the BU chapter of PEO Sisterhood, Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, Pi Lambda Theta of Central Ohio, a life member of the Ohio State Retired Teacher's and Ohio State University Faculty organizations and the Alumni Association of University School. She traveled throughout the U.S. Europe and Russia and was an avid antique collector. She moved to Greenville two years ago to make her home with her sister. She moved due to poor health to Green Acres Retirement Living, where she spent the last four months.
She is survived by two sisters, Lous U. Beal of Greenville and Lorene F. Pederson of Hillsboro, OR; two nieces, DeAnna Phillips of Hillsboro and Karen Utterback of Chicago, IL; three nephews, Michael Pederson of Edmonds, WA, Mark Pederson of LaConnor, WA, and Victor C. Beal Jr. of Riverdale, MD; five grand-nephews and three grand-nieces; two cousins, Grace Brown of Trenton and Minerva Brown of Gilman City; a special friend and caregiver, Marsha Sexton of Sidney; and several friends and colleagues.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Marie Doherty; and two brothers, Harmon Utterback and Vernon Utterback.
The family suggests memorials to the Northwest Missouri State University Scholarship Fund at Maryville.