Obituary: Roberta A. Houston

Roberta A. Houston, 92, of Mount Carmel, Illinois passed away Jan. 13, 2016, at Oakview Heights surrounded by her family.

She was born March 6, 1923, the daughter of James L. and Chole A. (Richart) Hedges in Flat Rock, Illinois.  She married Charles E. Houston Jan. 25, 1942.  He preceded her in death.  

Roberta was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.  She worked as bookkeeper for Morris Grain for many years.

Left to cherish her memories are her daughters Carolyn and husband Phillip Fulk of Mount Carmel, and, Debra and her husband Jim Dunlap of Claremore, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Charles (Kelly) Fulk, Tim (Tammy) Fulk, Matthew Dunlap and Elizabeth Dunlap; greatgrandchildren, Kristopher (Teresa) Fulk, Erika Fulk, Logan Fulk, Spencer Fulk, Phillip J. (Brittney) Fulk and Haley Fulk; and, great-greatgrandchildren, Owen and Olivia Fulk.

Preceding her in death was her parents, husband, three brothers and six sisters.

Visitation will be Jan. 16, 2016, at 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Short Funeral Home, 527 N Mulberry Street, Mount Carmel, Illinois.  

Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery, 1827 College Drive, Mount Carmel, Illinois.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Trinity United Methodist Church.  Envelopes will be available at Short Funeral Home.

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Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve Roberta’s family.

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