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Purna Mae Roberts

Private Graveside Service for Purna Mae Roberts, 86, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at Clear Springs Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mrs. Roberts passed away 2:55 a.m., Friday, April 17, 2020 at NHC Healthcare.


She was born February 22, 1934, at Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, to Charley Everett Pitcock and Leila Ellen Beard Pitcock.  Purna graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1953.  On July 8, 1954, she was married at Salem, Arkansas, to John Henry Roberts, Sr., who preceded her in death on January 3, 1991.  Mrs. Roberts enjoyed doing crafts and was proud of her education.  She was a member of the Central Church of Christ, West Plains, Missouri.


She is survived by eight children, Glenda Brooks, John Roberts, Jr., and wife, Judy, Everett Wayne Roberts, Jack Roberts and wife, Greta, Patricia Birdsong and husband, Roger, Wesley Roberts and wife, Marcie, Brenda Miller and husband, Tommy and Connie Roberts; thirty-four grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Betty Davis and Mona Anglin; and several nieces and nephews.


Her parents, husband, two daughters, Sharon Graham and Janice Roberts, four grandsons, Christopher Roberts, Dalton, Dylan and Jason Kuhlman; one brother, Everett Pitcock, Sr. and three sisters, Bonnie Burnley, Gertrude Gregory and Norma Grisham, preceded her in death.


Mrs. Roberts will lie in state from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.   Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Clear Springs Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 W. Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at