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Roberta  Ann Ogburn
Roberta  Ann Ogburn
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Roberta Ann Ogburn, age 79 of Colfax, passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 in Des Moines. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 1:00 pm at the First Baptist Church in Colfax. Burial will take place at McKeever Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family and condolences may be left at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com


Roberta was born May 27, 1942 to Frank Cook and Serena May Burns. She was born in Valley Junction, Iowa at her grandmother's home. She grew up in Commerce, Iowa, now known as West Des Moines. She was the third child in her family of six. On July 23, 1960 she married Richard Petersen and they had two daughters, Kathy and Margaret.This marriage ended in 1978. Richard remained part of our life until he died in March 1996. Roberta worked many years at the La Pizza House in Des Moines and went to work at Blue Cross Blue Shield in 1978 in the Medicare department. July 1, 1987 her life changed when she met Dale Ogburn, the love of her life. They were married on November 14, 1987 and had a very happy marriage until Dale died October 12, 2011. Dale died one month and 2 days before their 25 wedding anniversary.

Those left to honor her memory include her daughters, Margaret Peterson and Kathy O'Brien; five grandchildren, Nicholas (Kaitlyn Heiman) Peterson, Brandon (Heather) Peterson, Jacob (Ashley) Peterson, Donnie (Heidi) O'Brien and Stephanie (Joe) Holsten; nine great grandchildren, Bentley, McKenzie, Haidien, Isabella, Jadyn, Jackson, Jace, Abby and Emily; and her siblings, Marie Cooney, Linda Corbett and Billy Cook. Preceding her in death were her parents, Husband Dale; a sister, Sandra and a brother, Frank.

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Jan
6
Thursday
First Baptist Church
12 East Washington Street
Colfax, Iowa 50054
Burial will take place at McKeever Cemetery.
1:00 PM

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Jan
6
Thursday
First Baptist Church
12 East Washington Street
Colfax, Iowa 50054
The family will greet friend following the burial at First Baptist Church in Colfax.
2:30 PM

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D Darin, Katie and Jennifer O'Brien on Jan 5, 2022

Kathy and Margaret, we are thinking of you and your families, it is hard to loose a parent. Sending our loving regards...Memorial Tree was purchased for the family of Roberta Ann Ogburn by Darin, Katie and Jennifer O'Brien.

J Jim & Emilie, Alli, Riley & the Boys on Jan 5, 2022

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.Florist Choice Bouquet was purchased for the family of Roberta Ann Ogburn by Jim & Emilie, Alli, Riley & the Boys.

C Cindy Latcham on Jan 1, 2022

I have so many happy memories of your mom. She was funny and kind and treated me like her daughter. Some of the best times of my life were spent at your house! I can’t begin to tell you how sorry I am . The loss of a mother is like that of no other. Take comfort in knowing she is smiling down now on you girls now and may she rest on heavenly peace!

J Jeanette shepard on Jan 1, 2022

Margaret I have so many memories of your mom. I considered her my mom at work for years. I never remember her without a smile on her face. She always offered words of encouragement. I know she was very proud of you and your family. Sending you hugs and prayers during this difficult time!

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