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Imogene Roberts

Imogene "Jean" Roberts (Osborn)

Wednesday, July 25th, 1923 - Monday, September 9th, 2019
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Imogene “Jean” Osborn Roberts, 96, of Scottsbluff, passed away, Monday, September 9, 2019, at The Residency Care Center in Scottsbluff. Her memorial service will be held, 3:00 p.m., Saturday, September 14, 2019, at The Residency Chapel in Scottsbluff, with Father Mark Selvey and Dr. Charles Richardson officiating. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date in the Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff. Memorials have been established to the Lied Scottsbluff Public Library, The Residence Care Center and Western Nebraska Community College Foundation.

Imogene Margaret (Osborn) Roberts was born July 25, 1923, at Dalton, Nebraska to William F. and Mabel (Harmon) Osborn. She graduated from Dalton High School. She married R. Jay Roberts on August 8, 1941. They lived in Hay Springs for three years, before moving to Scottsbluff, where she has resided since. She and her husband moved to Northfield Villa in 1987, and to The Residency in 1993.

She earned an Associate Degree from Scottsbluff College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Master of Arts in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. She taught at Longfellow Elementary and Scottsbluff Junior High before teaching psychology and serving as counselor at Western Nebraska Community College. She retired as Director of Counseling in 1985.

She was a life member of the National Education Association and the American Association of University Women, where she served as Branch President in 1965-66, and State President in 1969-71. After retirement she served on the Bioethics Committee of Regional West Medical Center, the Board of Homestead Halfway House, Inc., and the Board of Northfield Villa, Inc. She was a member of Great Books.

Survivors include her son, John Osborn (Lynette) Roberts of Hot Springs, South Dakota; four grandchildren, Jennifer Odell and Ray Jay Odell both of Denver, Colorado, Amanda Roberts of Seattle, Washington, and David Odell of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and seven great-grandchildren, Hanna Marie, Dillon Kain, Kiera, Kaden, Bryson, Adriana, and Chase.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1993; daughter, Janet Carol Odell; sisters, Vinita Cross, Doris Mays, and Evelyn Anderson.
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    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 3:00pm
    The Residency
    2100 Circle Drive
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    Father Mark Selvey
    Reverend Dr. Charles H. Richardson


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Deborah Burkett Miseles

Posted at 02:40am
So very sorry to hear of Aunt Jean's passing. Deepest condolences from the Burkett family (Anna Marie's kids).
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Joni Olsen

Posted at 03:15pm
When we stayed at Aunt Jeannie's,we were only allowed to ride the bicycles around the block and no further until we got a little older, then we could ride to Scotties and right back. I'll miss you Aunt Jeannie, please give Grandma Vinita, dad mom & Marci a hug from us

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