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Leah Roberts

November 23, 1924 — October 7, 2021

Leah G. (Yoder) Roberts, 96, of Kalona, passed from this life on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at Pleasantview in Kalona. A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 10:30 AM at the Sharon Center United Methodist Church at 2804 520th Street SW, Kalona. Masks are required at the service. The service will be available via Livestream on the Beatty Peterseim Facebook page.  Burial will follow at the Sharon Center Methodist Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 4 – 7 PM, Monday, October 11, 2021, at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona. A memorial fund has been established for Sharon Center United Methodist Church and Pleasantview.

Leah Grace Roberts was born November 23, 1924, in rural Johnson County, the daughter of Daniel M. and Nancy (Hershberger) Yoder. She attended West Lincoln rural school. She was united in marriage to Dale Roberts on October 14, 1947, at 1st Methodist Church in Iowa City. She was a homemaker and also worked as a cook at Washington Township Elementary and various places in the Amana area. She retired as a housekeeper at Amana Holiday Inn. Leah was a member of the Sharon Center United Methodist Church and the Kalona Lioness Club. She was an avid reader, enjoyed dancing with Dale, baking, flower gardening, and spending time with her grandkids. On her 80th birthday, her grandson took her for a ride on his Harley.

Survivors include three children: Jimmy Dale (Chris) Roberts of Frytown, Susan Beth Roberts of Washington, Lori Ann (Bret) Chalupa of Kalona; six grandchildren: Larry, Amy, John, Christopher, Jamie, and Andy; six great-grandchildren; two sisters: Ruby Campos of Oak Park, IL, Eunice (Jim) Brenneman of Denver, CO, one brother Phil (Judy) Yoder of Iowa City, and two sisters-in-law: Marilyn Yoder of Archbold, OH, and Carolyn Yoder of Stevensville, MI.

Preceding Leah in death were her parents, her husband Dale in 1991, three sisters: infants Lois and Ruth Yoder and Rhoda Mae Yoder, and three brothers: D. Paul (Ila Mae), Luke and Joe Yoder.

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Visitation with Family Present

Monday, October 11, 2021

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Peterseim Funeral Home

201 B Ave, Kalona, IA 52247

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Celebration of Life

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Sharon Center United Methodist Church

2824 520th St SW, Kalona, IA 52247

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