Janet Lea Roberts
Janet Lea Roberts, age 57, of Smithville, MO, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday afternoon, August 15, 2019, at her home. Janet was born on Aug. 20, 1961, to Lee Roy and Peggy Ann (Phillips) Roberts in Independence. She was a 1979 graduate of Polo High School.
Janet worked at General Motors for over 20 years and was currently a team leader. She was a member of the UAW local #31. Janet was very dedicated to her kids and grandkids. She was always happy, never met a stranger, and always went with the flow. Janet loved her dogs, Max and Chloe. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, cooking, going to the movies, and spending time on her pontoon at Smithville Lake. Janet will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Ms. Roberts was preceded in death by her parents.
Those left to celebrate her life and mourn her passing include, fiancé, Joseph Hilden of Smithville; son, Jason Cline of Smithville; daughter, Peggy (Matthew) Powell of Kansas City; sister, Sandy (Donald) Burns of Smithville; brother, David (Bonnie) Roberts of Kingston; grandsons, Gage, Tyler and Kameron; granddaughters, Kirsten and Kaitlynne; and several nieces, nephews and other extended family members.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at the Knoxville Community Church in Knoxville. A visitation is scheduled from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening at Stith Family Funeral Home in Polo. Burial will follow the services at Bethel Cemetery south of Polo. Friends may call after 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home. Arrangements are entrusted to Stith Family Funeral Home in Polo. An online guestbook may be accessed at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com.