The Ottumwa Courier

April 14, 2014

Pauline Roberts


Ottumwa Courier

---- — OTTUMWA — Doris Pauline “Polly” Roberts, 86, of Ottumwa, passed away April 11, 2014, at The Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.

She was born June, 16, 1927, the fifth child of William R. Comer and Faye B. Murphy Comer. Polly married Murlin “Shorty” Roberts in Lancaster, Mo., on December 15, 1945. Shorty died on March 17, 2005.

Polly worked in ladies clothing shops in Ottumwa. She was a talented seamstress. Her peanut butter fudge was enjoyed by her many friends.

Surviving are two sisters-in-law, Pearl Dudjak and Vada McCarmick; nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; sisters, Opal Hoover, Berniece Thomas; brothers, Wilber Comer and Vernon Comer; a half sister, Marie and a half brother, Marion.

As were Polly’s wishes, her body has been donated to the University of Iowa College of Medicine.

No services are planned.

Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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