Roberta J. (Clarkson) Cowart

Roberta J. (Clarkson) Cowart, 89, of Ash Grove, passed away, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
Roberta, the daughter of Floyd and Presha (Dyer) Clarkson, was born in Springfield, on Aug. 26, 1929. On Aug. 6, 1944, Roberta and Leo Cowart were united in marriage and
shared over 56 years together before Leo’s passing in 2001.
Roberta was an active member of her community. She was a member of neighborhood clubs, a member of the Red Hat Club, wrote for the Commonwealth, and was a switch- board operator at Halltown. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles and was a wonderful coconut pie maker. Roberta loved her fam- ily and loved spending time with them, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Roberta was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leo; grandson, Chris Dodson; brother, Thomas Clarkson; sisters, Lucille Long, Mildred Cox, Esther Smithson, Loretta Malicoat, Maxine Redfern, and Christine Boone.
Roberta is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Sue Jelks of Springfield, Barbara Dodson and husband Dal- las of Willard, Brenda Whitehead and husband Rick, Debbie Vogel, Mary Ann Dixon and husband Gayer all of Ash Grove; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, with another on the way; 1 great-great-grandchild; nieces, nephews, other family and many friends.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 30, 2019, from 6-8 p.m. at Wilson-Griffin Funeral Home, Ash Grove. Funeral services will be Friday, May 31, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with burial to follow at Johns Chapel Cemetery, Ash Grove.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Roberta’s name to Johns Chapel Cemetery and may be left at the funeral home.


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