Marla Roberts Oliveri, 64, of Augusta IL died at 10:06 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2019, Mt. View Hospital in Las Vegas, NV.
Born February 2, 1955 in Beardstown, Marla was the daughter of Billy Dean and Alice Viola Taylor Roberts. She married Ambrogio Oliveri in March, 2005. He died November 5, 2019.
Survivors include her daughters, Lacey and Heather Alexander; 2 brothers, Michael Roberts, Houston, TX and Mark Roberts (Linda Gaskill), Indianapolis, IN.; and 1 sister, Marcy (Brad) Hopping, Plymouth; an aunt, Daretta Bingham, Macomb; an uncle, Steve Roberts (Peggy), Dallas City; an aunt, Betty Roberts, Rushville; an aunt, Betty Twaddle, Carthage; step-sister, Linda (Bob) Bradshaw, Plymouth; 4 step-brothers, David (Jenny) Roberts, Fort Payne, AL; Jim (Rhonda) Roberts, St. Peters, MO.; Bill (Lisa) Roberts, Rushville; and Richard (Christy) Roberts, Augusta; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents Garrett and Alice Taylor of Beardstown and Willis and Fern Roberts of Rushville; her step mother, Betty Sue Roberts; several aunts and uncles, a cousin, Karen (Workman) Hymes; and a nephew, Patrick Roberts.
Marla attended Rushville and Southeastern schools and was a 1973 graduate of Southeastern HS, Augusta. Besides raising her daughters, her proudest achievement was earning her LP nursing degree at John Wood School of Nursing. There she received many academic honors, while working a full-time job and raising her daughters.
She is fondly remembered by the community as a nurse with a great smile and sense of humor, putting patients at ease, at Bowen Family Practice and at Quincy Medical Group. She also worked at local nursing homes, including Sunset Home in Quincy and Golden Good Shepherd. She worked at an Alzheimer facility in Sonora, CA. While working as a nurse at the IL Dept of Corrections in Mt Sterling, she received a commendation for saving the life of an inmate. She was a member of Elm Grove United Methodist church.
Marla loved crafting, tatting, crocheting and sewing. She loved vegetable and flower gardening. She was a great cook and had a collection of cook books and angels. She loved her fur and feather babies and had many throughout her life. While on the farm, she helped raise many calves and lambs. Marla will be missed by family and friends.
A celebration of life will be held Sunday, December 15, at Scotts Cemetery, with Rev Tom Spain officiating. Family will then meet with friends at 2 pm at the Plymouth Circle Community Center (former Plymouth Methodist Church). Hamilton Funeral Home, Augusta, is in charge of local arrangements.
Memorials may be sent for her final expenses, or Scotts Cemetery, to: Marcy Hopping at Treasures, 210 Main Street, Augusta, IL 62311.
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