Roberta J. Christians


MOUNT MORRIS – Roberta J. Christians, age 85, passed away in her home on Saturday March 27, 2021 in Mt. Morris, with her family by her side. Roberta was born on July 13, 1935 in Oregon, the daughter of Robert and Violet (Shindle) Murdock. 

Roberta graduated from Oregon High School class of 1953. She attended University of Illinois and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority; and she received her bachelor and master’s degrees from Northern Illinois University.

Roberta married Daryl Christians on October 14, 1972 in Mt. Morris; and he preceded her in death on July 11, 2019. She enjoyed golfing, fishing, traveling and dancing with Daryl and raising their beautiful daughters together.

Roberta is survived by her daughters: Beth McDonald, North Fork, Idaho, Dolores (Brad) Wolber, Mt. Morris, Joyce (Randy) David, Federal Dam, Minn.; 9 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; sister-in-law: Cheryl (Cecelia Cook) Christians, Mt. Morris. 

Roberta is preceded in death by her parents; husband: Daryl; sister: Elizabeth Knapstein; and great granddaughter: Ann Maray Forbush.

Celebration of life was held on April 3, 2021 from 1-3:00 p.m. in the Mt. Morris Moose Lodge, Mt. Morris. Cremation rites have been accorded with Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt Mt. Morris.

Memorials to Mt. Morris Goodfellows, Mt. Morris Fire and Ambulance.