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Roberta Irene "Simmons" Gilbreath, 86, passed away Friday, February 3, 2017, in Carthage.
She was born May 21, 1930, in Hardburly, Ky., to Hugh D. and Elva "Wilson" Simmons and was a long-time resident of Carthage.
In 1948, Roberta graduated from Oneida Baptist Institute in Oneida, Ky., and completed her RN program at Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Hospital in Louisville, Ky. She worked at and retired from McCune-Brooks Hospital in Carthage.
Roberta was united in marriage to John C. Gilbreath February 8, 1951, who preceded her in death June 6, 1997. They were married for 46 years.
Roberta is survived by her children, David Gilbreath and wife, Vanessa, of Marietta, Ga., Denise Anderson and her husband, Steve, of Carthage, Lisa Gilbreath and husband, Philip Saucier, of Santa Fe, Texas. She is also survived by three granddaughters, Hollie Anderson, Emily Gilbreath, and Katherine Gilbreath. Additional survivors include her brother, Hugh David Simmons, of Seabrook, N.H.; her sister. Marjorie Blanton and husband. Foxie. and her sister. Grace Karam and husband. Edmond, both sisters of Lexington, Ky.
Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 8, at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Golden City, Mo.
Contributions may be made to the Oneida Baptist Institute or the Alzheimer's Association care of Ulmer Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.
Published on February 7, 2017
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