LARNED — Roberta Jane Grant, 78, dearly loved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 23 in Larned surrounded by family members. On Oct. 12, 1954 she married John Richard Grant in White Lake, S. D. She will be deeply missed by her husband of 57 years, and her children, Rita O’Gwin and husband David of Larned, John Grant and wife Monica of Adams, Okla., Leonard Grant and wife Cindy of Larned, Evelyn Grant and husband Rick Morse of Portland, Ore., Pauline Hampton and husband David of Larned, Margaret Grant of Larned, Lisa Grant and husband Tom Magliery of Vancouver, BC, Doris Grant of Orem, Ut., Marlene Lira and husband Joe of Kansas City, and Shannon Nichol and husband Eric of Topeka; and her 21 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She will also be missed by her siblings Margaret Bruns of White Lake, S. D., Cletus Mohnen and wife Elma of White Lake, S. D., Eloise Young of Elgin, Minn., and Lola Mae Bruns and husband Terrance of Plainview, Neb. Roberta was preceded in death by her mother and father, Ida Leibrick Mohnen and Mathias Mohnen; her siblings Norbert Mohnen, Marie Bruns, and Genevieve Mohnen; and her grandson John Zachary Grant.
Roberta was a strong woman whose pride and joy was always her family. She enjoyed teaching her children useful skills when they were younger and visiting them when they were older. She especially enjoyed beating them at pitch and other card and board games. Roberta enjoyed home-making activities such as embroidering, canning, gardening, and made the most of what she had even when she had very little.
Roberta was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Larned, and for many years was involved in church activities. She was a member of the altar society, cleaned the sanctuary, delivered communion to the homebound and helped with funeral dinners. Roberta worked at the Larned State Hospital as a Psychiatric Aide. Later she worked at the Welcome Inn Senior Center in Larned. She loved this job because she enjoyed meeting people.
The family sincerely appreciates the excellent care provided to Roberta by Dr. Sanger, Dr. Estephan, and the staff at Heartland Cancer Center in Great Bend, Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson, Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned, Angels Care Home Health and Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice of Great Bend.
Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Larned with Father Warren Stecklein presiding. Burial will be at the Larned Cemetery. Vigil service will be 7 p.m. Friday at the Beckwith Mortuary Chapel in Larned. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m. Memorials may be given to the Welcome Inn Senior Center or the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, both of Larned, in care of the funeral home. Personal condolences may be left at www.beckwithmortuary.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
P.O. Box 477
Larned, KS 67550
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 24, 2012