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Roberta Naas

Roberta Naas, age 90, longtime resident of Ridgway died peacefully at her home on May 17, 2012.  Roberta was born in Ridgway on June 13, 1921 to the late Fred and Catherine (Kohl) Drone.  Roberta was married on Sept. 24, 1939 to Cedric Naas, who preceded her in death in 1973.   She was a faithful member of St. Patrick’s and St. Joseph Catholic Churches.  She was in Home extension, Altar Society, helped on the family farm, involved in 4-H, played cards, worked at Blevins Popcorn for 22 years before retiring.  She was instrumental in getting meals for the families started after funerals, and loved the rosary.  Her true passions were her family and her faith, as she showed that daily in her life. Roberta was good wife, wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by 3 daughters,  Judy (Sonny) Lee of Ridgway, Sharon (Pat) McGuire of Junction and Darlene (L. Pat) Drone of Ridgway, IL.  9 Grandchildren Jeff Lee, Cindy Short, Amy Wilson, Dana Scott, Lori Payne, Jennifer McGuire, Gregg Drone, Todd Drone and Josh Drone 20 Great Grandchildren, Braden and Hailey Short, Whitney McManus, Dylon Lee, Hannah & Madison Wilson, James & Alexander Scott, Jonathan, Ryan, and Danielle Payne, John Mikel, Dustin, Tyler and Patrick Lowe, Amanda, Bailey, Dalton and Josie Drone and 2 Great Grandchildren, Hunter and MaKenzie McManus.  1 brother, Cletus (Theresa) Drone and 1 sister, Viola Roe.

Preceded by her parents, husband, sons, Cedric “Teddy” Naas, George Naas, a great grandson Timothy Drone, sisters, Pauline McGuire, Elizabeth Daily, brothers, Clarence Drone and Monsignor Raphael Drone and infants brothers, Wilford and Joseph Drone.

Visitation for Roberta will be on Sunday, May 20, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway where a prayer service will be conducted at 4:00 PM

Funeral Mass for Roberta will be on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM at St. Patricks Church, Pond Settlement, with Fr. Steven Beatty celebrating and interment to follow at the St. Joseph Cemetery in Ridgway.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to the St. Joseph Church Building fund in her memory.

You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com