DESLOGE — Roberta Ruth Thurman Dean Rawson, age 77, of Desloge, Missouri, passed away August 7, 2011 at her residence. She was born September 8, 1933 in Bonne Terre, Missouri.
She was preceded by her parents, Jess Luther and Jessie May (Vandiver) Thurman; husbands, Charles Dean and William Rawson; infant daughter, June Elaine; infant Great-granddaughters Madison Bailey and Samantha Reynolds; brothers and sisters, Luther Vandiver, Robert, Elroy, and Jettie Thurman, Marvin Vandiver, Luther Thurman.
Roberta is survived by her eight children; Deborah (Larry) Gamache of Bonne Terre, Cynthia (Rev. Charles) Patterson of Texas, Rev. William Rawson (Angie) of Farmington, Janet (DeWayne) Reynolds of Desloge, David Rawson (Kathy) of Bonne Terre, Diana (Pete) Pyeatt of Desloge, Beverly (Terry) Phillips of Bonne Terre, James Rawson (Donna) of Cuba; nineteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren; sister Frances (Leroy) Mayberry of Bonne Terre.
Visitation is 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. Service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at C. Z. Boyer & Son Chapel with Bishop James D. Binion officiating. Burial will follow in Bonne Terre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family care of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home, Desloge.