Lena Roberts

Lena Roberts, 98, of Excelsior Springs formerly of Monett, passed away Feb. 26, 2021 while at the Northland Rehab and Health Care Center in Kansas City.
Roberts was born Aug. 20, 1922, in Monett, daughter of the late Steve and Mary (Bertalot) Balmas. She had attended the Lee School near Monett as a child and had been a lifelong member of the Waldensian Presbyterian Church. For many years, she worked for Vaisey Bristol Shoe Company in Monett.
On June 3, 1964 in Miami, Okla., Lena Balmas and George Thomas Roberts were united in marriage. To this union, one son was born. George preceded her in death on July 22, 1974. Also preceding her in death was brother, Albert Balmas and sisters, Julia Barttrum, Florence Spain, Wilma Balmas and Leona Clapper.
She is survived by her son, Raymond (Jamie) Roberts of Liberty; two granddaughters as well as a host of nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Buchanan Funeral Home with Reverend Randy Crane officiating. Interment will follow at the Waldensian Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home. Memorials have been suggested to Heifer International in care of the funeral home. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett.


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