Roberta “Bert” Anne Hailey was born on October 1, 1952, at Strong City, Kansas. She was the fifth child of Charles “Bud” Curtis and Ruth Lorena (Whidden) Hailey. Besides her loving and caring parents, she grew up with two sisters and three brothers: Nancy Darlene, Mary Carolyn, Charles C., Jr, Robert “Bob” L., and Howard Earl Hailey.
Roberta learned a trade and worked at the Hetlinger Services at Emporia.
She is preceded in death by her father on September 10, 1985, and her mother on October 21, 1981.
She is survived by three brothers: Charles Hailey (Rosie) of Bucklin, KS, Robert Hailey (Pat) of Valley Center, and Howard Hailey (Ruth) of Herington; two sisters, Nancy Hanson (Wayne) of Burdick, and Mary Wendt (Dennis) of Herington; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Memorials have been designated to Hetlinger Developmental Service, Inc.; and they may be sent to Zeiner Funeral Home, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS, 67449-3038.