The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


May 10, 2013

Roberta J. Loomis

SAVANNA, Ill. — Roberta J. Loomis Oct. 30, 1925 - May 8, 2013

SAVANNA, Ill. — Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother, Roberta J. Loomis of Savanna passed into eternity on May 8, 2013 at Freeport Memorial Hospital.

She was 87 years of age. Friends and fam- ily may pay their respects to Roberta and family on Monday, May 13, 2013 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna.

A funeral service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, Savanna, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Lower York Cemetery in Thomson, IL. A time for fellowship and remembrance will be held at the Methodist Church following interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Savanna. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.lawjones-

The daughter of Epa and Jennie (Kamphuis) Hook, Roberta Jean was born on October 30, 1925 in Fulton, IL. She married Merton P. Loomis on August 22, 1948, cele- brating over 64 years of marriage. Roberta attended schools in Argo Fay and Thomson, and she graduated from Mt. Carroll High School.

Upon her graduation in 1943, she was appointed Gas Stamp and Sugar Rationing Clerk in Carroll County during WWII, and was later appointed Deputy Circuit Clerk of Carroll County. After her marriage, she was employed by the Department of Public Health; Northwestern Illinois Gas and Electric Company; Savanna Medical Center and final- ly, the Savanna Community Unit School District as head book- keeper, under the admin- istration of Bill Floyd for 22 years, until she retired in 1987. After retire- ment, she was appointed Treasurer of the Savanna School Board for 18 years. Roberta was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary (past president), VFW, Moose Lodge, and the 600 bowling club.

She volunteered her time at the First United Methodist Church in the church office. She enjoyed bowling, golfing, crocheting, poker, traveling with her husband helping him navigate throughout the United States, with the Extra Miler Club.

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