Hildred L. Roberts
Hildred L. Roberts, 72, Route 1, Waltonville, a retired employee of
the International Shoe Co., died at 3:30 a.m. today at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Mrs. Roberts was born in Jefferson County on Sept. 20, 1906, the daughter of
Eli and Mary (Hall) Fairchild. She was first married to Neil Lennnington, and
later married James Albert Roberts, in Mt. Vernon in 1935. He survives.
Mrs. Roberts was a member of the Long Prairie Christian Church and of the ladies
auxiliary of the VFW Post 9153, Waltonville.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Fry Funeral home in
Waltonville, with the Rev. Jim Piercy officiating. Burial will be in Knob Prairie Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Wednesday.
In addition to her husband, Albert, Mrs. Roberts is survived by three sons,
Malcolm Lennington, Phoenix, Ariz., Neil Lennington, Mitchellsburg, KY., and
Nolen Lennington, Route 1, Mt. Vernon; one daughter, Mrs. Lester (Audrey) Merriman,
Creve Coeur; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchilren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and three sisters.
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: Jan. 1979
Submitted by: Rosemary Newell Atkins