Ester Avington Roberts

Ester  Roberts Obituary PhotoEster Avington Roberts, 89, of Polk, MO, May 12, 1928 - March 9, 2018.

Ester A. Roberts, 89 of Polk, MO, died Friday, March 9, 2018, at his home.  He was born May 12, 1928, the youngest child of Amos and Martha Roberts.  He was a member of Mt. View Baptist Church where he also served as a deacon.  He was united in marriage to Nadine Rader on April 15, 1949, and to this union two girls were born, Ann and Veda.

          Ester was a farmer all of his life.  He milked cows and raised sheep and turkeys for several years.  Later he raised beef cattle.  He enjoyed horseback riding and coon hunting.

          Ester was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 68 years Nadine Roberts; nine brothers: Fred, Claude, Clifford, Albert, Cleo, Jesse, Leslie, and infants Cletus and Willard Roberts; three sisters: Annie Walker, Atha Ragsdale, and Ada Jump.

          He is survived by his daughters: Ann Payne and husband David of Polk, MO, and Veda Hargis and husband Kermit of Bolivar, MO; a granddaughter Ashley Miller and husband Scott of Bolivar, MO; a sister in-law Elta Roberts of Polk, MO; as well as several nieces and nephews.

          Services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Pitts Chapel with Bro. Glenn Roberts officiating.  Burial will follow at Payne Cemetery Polk, MO.  Memorial contributions may be made to either Mt. View Baptist Church, or Oak Grove (Adonis) Cemetery.  Online condolences may be made at:  Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO.

Published on on March 12, 2018.