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Roberta J. Virden, 81, of Latham passed away at 10:50 A.M. on Sunday June 17, 2018 at her home.
Roberta was born on November 10, 1936 in Bogota, IL, the daughter of Rev. John Thomas and Ruth (Hill) Speer. She married Ray L. Virden on December 4, 1955 in Bingham, IL. He preceded her in death on November 5, 2016.
 
Roberta is survived by her daughter, Rae Ann Virden of Latham; her grandson Ryan (Samantha) Virden of Latham; her great-granddaughter, Gabriella Virden; her brother, John (Grace) Speer of The Villages, FL; and her sister, Betty LaCost of Mt. Zion, IL.
 
Roberta was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her twin brother, Robert; and eleven other brothers and sisters.
 
Roberta was a member of Vanburenburg Baptist Church, and recently attended Latham Baptist Church. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Velasco, DMH Hospice, and special family friend, Kim Mullins.
 
Services for Roberta will be held at 11:00a.m. Friday, June 22, 2018 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski, IL, with Rev. Mark Morgan officiating. Visitation will take place from 4:00-7:00p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018 also at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services at Lake Bank Cemetery in Mt. Pulaski. Memorial Donations may be made in Roberta’s name to the Latham Fire Department or the the Latham Baptist Church

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