Gladys Roberts

Gladys Roberts

Tuesday October 8, 2019

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Obituary for Gladys Roberts

Gladys Roberts, age 92, of Staples, passed away at her home on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Gladys was born on August 21, 1927 in Bertha to Oscar & Alwilda (Johnson) Melsness. She married Wayne Ellenbaum, and together they had four sons. After Wayne passed away in 1954, Gladys married Richard Roberts in 1957, and their family continued to grow.
Gladys loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed cooking and baking for a household full of family, and other friends too, that would show up for dinner. She was an excellent bowler. Gladys enjoyed puzzles, bird watching, crafting and gardening. She was a sweet, kind woman who will be greatly missed.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 62 years, Richard; children: Lindy Ellenbaum of Minneapolis, Steve Ellenbaum of Motley, Russ (Linda) Ellenbaum of Topeka, KS, Scott Ellenbaum of Motley, Doug (Dianne) Roberts of Staples, Jim (Mary Ellen) Roberts of Harrisburg, PA and Sue Roberts of Sartell; many grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
Gladys is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Wayne; sons: Dave Roberts and Mike Roberts; and grandson, Joel Roberts.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 11AM at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Taylor Funeral Home of Staples

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Service Details

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday October 25, 2019 |
    Faith Lutheran Church of Staples
    Address Not Available
    Friday October 25, 2019
    A celebration of life will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 11AM at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

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Love your mom do much. She was beautiful inside and out! I still have a picture she painted for me about 45 years ago! I will treasure it and pass it down to my grandchildren! Prayers and hugs to all of her family!
Kay Tuttle
Comment | Posted at 02:59pm via Condolence

Barb Mollberg & Brian Clark

Our sincere condolences. Your wife, Mother and Grandma was so beautiful and sweet. So thankful we got to meet her. Saying prayers of Thanksgiving for a wonderful life. 🙏❤️
Comment | Posted at 12:19am via Condolence

Scott Ellenbaum

Thank you so much. She was all that and then some.
Posted at 05:30pm

June Widman

My thoughts and prayers are with you Sue, your family and friends. God speed.
June Widman
Comment | Posted at 06:28am via Condolence

Scott Ellenbaum

Our family appreciates your condolences. Thank you so much.
Posted at 05:32pm

Deb Jordan

Sending Prayer's for the Robert's family during this time of sorrow! Russ/Deb Jordan
Comment | Posted at 06:16pm via Condolence

Scott Ellenbaum

Thank you very much for your prayers.
Posted at 05:32pm

Patricia Haugen

My deepest sympathies Richard and family. May you find comfort in each other as you remember the many blessings of her life. I am so sorry for your loss.
Comment | Posted at 02:25pm via Condolence

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