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Roberta Jeanne Artis

November 6, 1927 ~ February 28, 2018 (age 90)

Roberta Jeanne Artis, 90, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 2:46 P.M. February 28, 2018 at Nature Trail Health Care Center. She was born November 6, 1927 in Cairo, Illinois to the late Leroy and Oleva (Slaughter) Gibson.

Roberta is survived by her son, Terry Riley and spouse, Rhonda of Belle Rive, Illinois; daughter, Paula Austin and spouse, Leni of Nashville, Tennessee; grandchildren, Jenean Hefner of Mount Vernon, Illinois and Dana Austin of Nashville, Tennessee; and great-grandchildren, Raistlyn Scott and Riley Scott. 

In addition to her parents, Roberta was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Artis; granddaughter, Jessica Austin; and brothers, William “Bill” Gibson, Leroy Gibson, Jr., and Don Gibson.

Roberta was an avid Titanic collector and enjoyed making flower arrangements. Roberta was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

Per Roberta’s request, private services will be held.

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