Winona Roberts, age 78 of Perry, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at the Rowley Masonic Community in Perry, IA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Perry. Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Perry. Burial will be in the Mowrer Cemetery at Perry, IA. Memorials will be given to the family and will be designated at a later date. They may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care. 

            Winona Jean Roberts was born on June 26, 1940 in Audubon, IA to Howard Raymond and Gladys Marie (Jorgensen) Hicks. She attended elementary school in Jefferson until the fifth grade when her family moved to Perry. Winona was united in marriage to Wilford Roberts in Adel, IA on April 10, 1972. She worked at Fox's Lunch in Perry, the Bouton Upholstery Shop, Mimi's Crafts and was the bookkeeper for Roberts Automotive.

            Winona loved crafts of all types and enjoyed teaching others. In 1987, her interest turned to quilting and became a founding member of the Perry Piece Makers. She created many special quilts for family and friends. Winona was honored when Governor Branstad requested her to make Christmas tree ornaments for 2 years for his tree. She took joy in entering projects at the Iowa State Fair and won numerous blue ribbons.

            In death Winona rejoins her husband Wilford, parents, Howard and Gladys and a sister Brenda Brown.

            Left to cherish Winona’s memory are her children, Steve (Judy) Grimsley, Ron (Jody) Grimsley, Kathy (Chuck) Foor, Bill (Rosie) Grimsley, Ron (Paula) Roberts, Rhonda (Bill) Olson, grandchildren, Matthias Roberts, Mikayla (David) Carlson, Anna (Jordan) Scott, Aaron (Bobbi) Baxter, Kyle (Mindy) Baxter, Barb (Mark) Thacker, Amanda (Mark) Going, Alyssa (Eric) Meendering, Jenna (Johnnathan) Erlewine, Jennifer (Mark) Dutcher, Jessica (Julio) Castillo, Jill Grimsley, Toree Grimsley, many loving great grandchildren, great great grandchildren. Siblings, Lester (Ellen) Hicks, Jim (Joan) Hicks, Bruce (Gale) Hicks, Barry (Patty Nance) Hicks, Shirley (Harold) Anderson, Iola Bainter and Carolyn Wachter.

 

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