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Roberta A. Lindley, 96, of Rockford, passed away in her home, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Born on January 24, 1921, in Rockford, the daughter of Andrew (AJ) and Cora (Johnson) Anderson. She attended DePauw University and was a graduate of University of Illinois - Champaign with a degree in dietetics. Roberta married Robert J. Lindley on August 29, 1942 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church and they enjoyed over 69 years of marriage. He predeceased her in 2012. She was a lifelong member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church where she was actively involved. She served as the President of the church council, was a Sunday school teacher, a 25 year member of Bible study, and served on various other committees. Roberta was also an active member of PEO, Chapter ET, and Forest Hills Country Club, and served as President of the YWCA. She was instrumental in the formation of, and came up with the name of Brightside Adult Daycare, now known as Lifescape Adult Daycare. Roberta was known by all as a sweet, caring woman who loved helping others. She enjoyed golf, reading, travel, and most importantly, gatherings with family and friends.
Survived by her daughters, Susan (John) Majzun of Marietta, GA, Kathryn Lindley of Rockford, and Barbara (Edward Jr.) Wysocki of Downers Grove, IL; grandchildren, Kevin (Sara) Prevost, Christopher (Traci) Prevost, Jennifer (Paul) Lytle, Emily (Matt) Mittal, Daniel (Kelly) Wysocki, Andrew (Bridget) Lindley and Megan Lindley; 11 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Also predeceased by her son, John Lindley in 2009.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, January 15, 2018 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 920 3rd Ave., Rockford with Rev. Dr. Charles Olson officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 10:45 am prior to the service in the church. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Northern IL Hospice, 4215 Newburg Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 or Lifescape Adult Daycare, 705 Kilburn Ave., Rockford, IL 61101. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd.

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  1. John Kjellstrom

    Roberta was a favorite of my mothers. And her son John was a swimming pal of my brothers. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

  2. Patti Nastal

    Barb and family, I am so very sorry to hear about your mom. It is never easy to say goodbye to your parents. She and all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Patti & Bob

  3. Carl and Mary Pearson

    Thoughts and prayers are extend to all of Roberta's family. She left many positive memories with any one who meet her. She was a great person to know. I'm thankful to her leadership that she shared with me at church.

  4. Lisa Rasin

    Barb and family - Craig and I are thinking of you. I know how hard it is. She will watch over you and your family. Sounds like you and your mom had lots in common. That is so special! She sounds like a great woman who led a full, fun and very successful life!

  5. Jan Nelson

    I did not know your mom Barb but I imagine you were a lot like her, so she must have been a very special person. It is so hard to lose a parent no matter how old they are. You will have your memories of her and you will think of her every day for the rest of your life. That has brought me peace after losing my mom. Bill and I offer our deepest condolences to you and the rest of your family.

  6. Lois

    My good thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family during this difficult time. Remember the good times and know that she is smiling on you right now.

  7. Peter Barnes (Linda)

    So sorry to hear about Aunt Roberta's passing. What a long and full life. I fondly remember growing up with our family gatherings during the holidays. She had a wonderful voice â€" I loved to hear her talk. Thinking of you all. Love, Peter

  8. Cathy McNulty

    Barb, I am so very sorry to hear of the death of your mother. My sympathy to you and your entire family. Prayers headed your way.

  9. Mike and Linda Kunze

    Mike and I send our condolences to you and your entire family. I now this has been hard on your family and even harder now that she is not with you. God bless her and keep her close. Sincerely, Linda & Mike Kunze

  10. Jan Earley

    Roberta was always one of the happiest, cheerful people I knew. I loved talking with her over the years. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her beautiful family.

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