MITCHELL – Louis N. “Jack” Roberts, 93, Mitchell, and a former resident of Bono, passed away at 3:01 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2005, at StoneBridge Health Campus, Bedford.
Born August 29, 1911, in Bono, he was the son of Walter S. and Zella (Schroyer) Roberts. He married Helen Starr April 20, 1934, and she preceded him in death October 6, 1995.
He was a farmer and a graduate of Tunnelton High School. He was elected secretary-treasurer of the Lawrence County Farm Bureau at 18 years of age and was elected president two years later and served two terms. He was elected to the agriculture committee many times and in 1955 was selected chairman of the State Agriculture Committee of Indiana. Three years later he was called to Washington, D. C. to be director of the United States Department of Agriculture grain division. He came back to the farm in 1960 after an extended visit in Los Angeles, California, and served as president of W. S. Roberts and Sons for many years. He then retired and moved to be near his youngest daughter, Judith (Roberts) Miracle. He was always a farmer at heart.
He was a member of the Bono United Methodist Church and Leesville Masonic Lodge.
Survivng: son, Jerry D. Roberts and wife, Rosalie, Campbellsburg
daughters, Sue Ann Boller and husband, Keith, Logansport
Judith Miracle and husband, Robert, Mitchell
sisters, Ruth Chastain, Salem
Marjorie Sallee, Bedford
18 great grandchildren
His parents; wife; son, Kenneth Nelson Roberts; brother, John Roberts; and sister, Bessie Stewart, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 27, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Bell and Rev. Robert Kirkman officiating. Burial will be in Cavetown Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday and from 9:00 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial Gifts: Bono United Methodist Church