August 8, 1931 – April 12, 2019

Lorene Roberts, 87, of Dalton, Georgia, and formerly of Newton, Illinois, passed away at 1:50 p.m., Friday, April 12, 2019, at her home.

Funeral services celebrating Lorene’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton, Illinois. Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the funeral home. In loving memory of Lorene, memorial may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at

Lorene was born on August 8, 1931 in Toledo, Illinois, the daughter of Ralph and Blanche (Light) Eggers. She married Joe Roberts on August 13, 1948, in Morganfield, Kentucky, and he preceded her in death on September 30, 2014. Lorene was a loving wife for 66 years. She was the best mom 3 sons could have asked for. She was a wonderful grandmother to her 5 grandkids and a loving great-grandmother to her 11 great-grandkids.

Lorene is survived by her sons, Jeff Roberts of Dalton, Georgia and Kevin (Patti) Roberts of Dalton, Georgia; daughter-in-law, Carole Roberts of Evansville, Indiana; grandchildren, Stephanie (Bill) Gray of Evansville, Indiana, Brock Roberts, Brandon (Natalie) Roberts, and Zach (Brittany) Roberts, all from Georgia; great-grandchildren, Kelci, Hunter, & Reagan of Indiana, Ryker, Kaden, Nash, Kallen, Hadley, Bryce, Henley, and Dane, all of Georgia

Lorene was preceded in death by her parents, husband Joe, son Wayne Roberts, and grandson Matt Roberts, sisters Edith, Thelma, Eloise, and Phyllis Jean.