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Roberta Karr11/18/2007
Roberta May Hodgson was born in a farm house north of Knoxville on Armistice Day,
November 11, 1918, the fourth of five children of Thomas Burton “Burt” and Cora
Jane (Teter) Karr.

Roberta grew up in Union township except for five years in Jasper
County. Roberta attended three years at Blaine Country School, seven years at Knoxville
Schools and two years at Newton High School, graduating in 1936. After school Roberta
worked as a clerk in a variety store for two years.

On September 3, 1938, Roberta
was united in marriage to Charles Roscoe Hodgson of Pleasantville at the Little
Brown Church at Nashua, Iowa. They lived and farmed in the Pinchey area near Pleasantville
until 1952 when they moved to a farm north of Knoxville. Charles retired from farming
in 1969 and they moved to Knoxville.

Roberta and Charles were dedicated members
of the Knoxville Seventh Day Adventist Church until their health failed. Charles
died in 1989. Roberta moved to an apartment until her health failed and she moved
to Griffin’s Nursing Center.

Roberta passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2007 at
Griffin’s Nursing Center at the age of 89 years and 7 days. Preceding her in death
were her parents; husband, Charles; one sister, Cecil Price; three brothers, Harold,
Lloyd and Norman Karr. Those left to mourn her passing are two sisters-in-law, Cleo
Karr of Avon Park, Florida and Helen Karr of Knoxville; five nieces and four nephews
and their families.

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. at Ruckman Cemetery in rural Marion County, Iowa with Chaplain Bill Lane
officiating. Memorials in memory of Mrs. Hodgson may be made to Ruckman Cemetery
Association or Knoxville Seventh Day Adventist Church.

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