Roberta Louise (Noakes) Grove was born March 12, 1937 to A.T. (Ted) and Wanda Lee (Cooper) Noakes. She was the oldest of two daughters. She passed away November 29, 2020 at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City, Missouri.
She grew up in the Lowry City and Ohio communities on the family farms. She accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of fifteen and became a member of the Kidds Chapel congregation. Roberta started school in the Short one room school and graduated from Appleton City High School in 1955. After graduation she moved to Kansas City and worked for two years at a car dealership before accepting employment in accounting at Montgomery Ward, where she worked for twelve years.
In June of 1968 she married James W. Grove. Roberta helped her husband in his tile business. In 1972 they moved to St. Clair County where they farmed until 1990 when James retired. Roberta then worked in nursing homes in Butler, Nevada, Lamar and Clinton, Missouri for a number of years until she retired.
After retirement she became a member of the St. Clair County Quilt Guild where she made many friends and many beautiful quilts. She held several offices in the guild and participated in several quilt shows.
Roberta was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 46 years, James W. Grove in 2014.
She is survived by her sister, Beulah (Bea) Gordon (Arthur) of Lowry City, Missouri; niece, Wanda (Rich) Gordon-Evans of Chisago City, Minnesota; nephew, Ted (Idalisa) Gordon of Frisco, Texas; great nieces and nephews, Chaney and Jack Evans, Analise and Braydon Gordon; nephew, Richard Palmer of Independence, Missouri, along with many cousins and wonderful friends at the Landmark Café.