Marilyn Roberts, age 85 of Jefferson and formerly of Rippey, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the Gardens Retirement and Assisted Living Community in Jefferson, IA. Funeral services will be held at the Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care in Perry, IA on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 1 p.m. Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m. Burial will be at Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Adel, IA. Memorials will be given to the family and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Online condolences may be sent at

Marilyn Joan Roberts was born on February 12, 1934 in Scranton, IA. to Leo Raymond and Vera Amy (Kirk) Gliem. She worked in her parent’s café in Jamaica, IA until graduating from Jamaica High School. Following graduation Marilyn worked at Holcomb Pharmacy in Perry, IA until her marriage to David Edward Roberts at Perry, IA on June 17, 1956. She liked to bake and spend time with her family.

In death she rejoins her husband David, parents Leo and Amy and a sister, Leona Ratcliff.

Left to cherish Marilyn’s memory are her children, Craig (Kristin) Roberts, Jefferson, IA, Darin Roberts (friend Wendi), Boone, IA and David Roberts, Ogden, IA and grandchildren, Jack, Carson, Harvey, Phillip, Bane, Briar and Ezra Roberts, Jesse Hermansen and Mikayla Wenger.