Roberta Kurtz, age 89, of Florence passed away Thursday, May 4, 2023, at the Golden Age Living Center in Stover.
It was on the 30th day of April in 1934 that Robert and Eleanor (Dunlavy) Lamkin welcomed their daughter, Roberta Louise, into their home in Kansas City, Missouri.
On August 27, 1955, she was united in marriage to John Thomas Kurtz in Raytown, who preceded her in death on February 23, 2004.
Roberta retired from Fasco in 1996.
She liked spending time fishing and flower gardening. She also liked to go for car rides and listening to country oldies. Her greatest enjoyment came from spending time with her family.
Left to carry on her legacy are her children, Wayne Kurtz (Bev) of Holts Summit, Venus Loper (Bill) of Florence, and John Kurtz of Webb City; four grandchildren, Wayne Kurtz Jr., Mitchel Simon, John Kurtz Jr., and Richard Kurtz; eight great grandchildren, Lily, Pyper, Nidia, Kiley Jo, Jaxon, Logan, John Kurtz I, and Damian; along with other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband, John, she was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Stephen Kurtz.
In keeping with her wishes she will be cremated and interred in Union Cemetery in Florence.
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