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Roberta Rose Lloyd Peeler, age 77, of Huntsville, formerly of Fayette, left this world on Aug. 5, 2014, to brighten the day for heaven’s residents and to make them laugh.

As Roberta wrote, “I was born on a cold morning, Jan. 13, 1937, a daughter of Herman Harold and Ethel Purcell Lloyd, the Depression was coming to a close but hard times weren’t. My Dad was 40 years old and worked for a dollar a day. There were already eight other children, one died when he was nine, so I know they really needed me. We were poor, in some ways, but I didn’t know it until I was in high school. I was baptized in Robert Payne’s pond across from Mt. Zion Church. It was a hot summer and cold winter when I was born. So cold even the turnips froze.” Roberta married Bobby Peeler on July 26, 2958.

Roberta was well know for her sense of humor and you could either like it or not, it didn’t matter to her. She was especially proud that in her younger days she was a Fayette Call Girl, for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. She had been employed at the Howard County Recorder’s Office for several years as Circuit Clerk. Roberta had also worked at See’s Jewelry in Fayette, Sears and Boone Hospital in Columbia. Never afraid of work, after retiring, she cleaned homes and helped take care of elderly people in their homes.

Roberta was a longtime dedicated member of the Fayette First Baptist Church where she especially enjoyed singing in the Choir and brightening the days of others.

Roberta will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Rebecca Lynn Peeler Holtzclaw of Fayette and Beth Peeler of Huntsville; brothers, Charles and Harold Lloyd of Fayette; brother-in-law, David (Jo) Peeler of New Franklin and sister-in-law, Betty Sullins of Rocheport. Also cherishing her memory are six grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bobby Peeler; a son, Donald Dee Peeler; her son-in-law, Bill Holtzclaw; three brothers, Milton, Marvin and Donald Lloyd and three sisters, Marilyn Nolte, Gwen Settle, and Pat Cox.

Services celebrating Roberta’s life will be held at 4 p.m. Sat., Aug. 23, 2014, at Carr-Yager Funeral Home in Fayette with the Rev. Robert Simpson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Home Care of Mid-Missouri, 102 W. Reed St. Moberly, Mo. 65270.

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