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Roberta Jane Stout

Roberta Jane (Smothers) Stout, 77 of Pawnee passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 8:32 a.m. at Northwest Community Hospital with her loving daughter by her side. She was born on March 21, 1943 in Springfield, IL the daughter of Charles and Dorothy (Boehme) Smothers. She married Dallas C. Stout Jr. on October 7, 1962 in the Pawnee Presbyterian Church. Roberta was an active member of the community. She worked for 21 years as a library aide at the Pawnee Community Schools and enjoyed taking many a ticket at the football and basketball games. She was also a 50-year plus member of the Pawnee Chapter Order of the Eastern Star and she was a former advisory board member for the Pawnee Assembly of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. 

She is survived by her Husband: Dallas C. Stout Jr. of Pawnee, IL; Daughter: Sheila Stout of Arlington Heights, IL; Sisters: Betty (Larry) Sutton of Taylorville, IL and Bonnie Hart of Decatur, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Uncle: Elmer Boehme, Daughters: Catherine Louise and Darla Sue Stout; her Brother: Charles Edward Smothers and Brother-in-Law: John Hart.

Due to the COVID-19 there will be a private family visitation at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Graveside and Eastern Star Services will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 12:00 noon at the Chatham Community Cemetery in Chatham, IL with Pastor Chuck Kurfman officiating.

Memorials may be made to Sunshine Assembly #114 IORG, or Pawnee Chapter #436 OES, or Pawnee Food Pantry or the Pawnee United Methodist Church.

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Deepest sympathy from my family Carol Uffelman Randall

Carolyn Randall May 10 2020 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathy to Roberta's family. I worked with her at school and enjoyed knowing her. She loved her family and shared many stories over the years. Remembering Roberta with love.

Nancy McTaggart May 10 2020 12:00 AM

Dallas, I am so sorry for your and your families loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dale McBride May 9 2020 12:00 AM

Dallas and Shelia, So sorry for your loss Roberta was so wonderful and thoughtful to work with! Praying for your family!

JoLynn May 9 2020 12:00 AM

The family of Roberta Stout are in my thoughts and prayers. I enjoyed visiting with Roberta when I worked at the school.

charlie Gonterman 111 May 9 2020 12:00 AM

We were saddened by the news of Roberta's death. She was a kind , sweet lady. We remember her and the family when we were members of Pawnee Presbyterian church. Our prayers and sympathy go out to Dallas and Sheila. We are sorry for your loss. God Bless all of you. Bill, Marilyn Dickey and family

Craig Dickey May 8 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers to you Betty, as well as, your families.

Jean Faulkner & Yolanda Marucco May 8 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Roberta Stout

Jerry and Dee Lewis May 8 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Roberta Stout

Dennis & Sue Aumann May 8 2020 12:00 AM

I wish I was there with the family to say goodbye to my beautiful heart Aunt Roberta. So far as memories, there are lots but one that stand out was around Christmas time! Shiela had printed out some games and songs to share and on my Smule program we all sang a Christmas song , Sheila and I and Aunt Roberta ! Just seeing Aunt Roberta so happy and singing along Ill never forget it!

Ericka Stout May 8 2020 12:00 AM

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