Shirley Dianne Roberts

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Shirley Dianne Roberts, 75, of Corning, Ark., passed away December 16, 2020, at Flo and Phil Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark.

Mrs. Roberts was born March 30, 1945, in Ann Arbor, Mich. She was a loan officer at Farm Credit MidSouth for 40 years and enjoyed traveling the world and spending time with her family. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Corning.

On Nov. 28, 1964, she married David Joe Roberts and they recently celebrated their 56th anniversary.

Other survivors include their daughter, Randi Roberts of Bella Vista, Ark.; mother, Melda Karnes of Corning; sisters, Joan Shipman of Jonesboro and Aylene Williams of Corning; brother, Gary Karnes of Lewisville, Tex.; granddaughter, Rachel Roberts of Jonesboro; sister-in-law, Betty Taylor of Corning; and many other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, David Scott Roberts; father, Orie Karnes; brother, Bobby Lee Karnes; sister, Cynthia Denise Karnes; grandson, Zachary Scott Roberts; brothers-in-law, JL Williams, Bob Shipman and Archie Taylor; and sister-in-law, Rita Karnes.

In lieu of flowers, please consider spreading kindness to these organizations in Shirley’s honor: Flo and Phil Hospice House, 1148 East Matthews, Jonesboro, Ark., 72401; American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73123; or First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 25, Corning, Ark., 72422.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday Dec. 20, at Ermert Funeral Home in Corning. Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. John Michael officiating. Burial will be at Corning Cemetery, in Corning.

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