Monica M. Roberts of Rogers, Arkansas passed away November 12, 2017 in Bentonville. She was born May 5, 1944 in County Mayo, Ireland the daughter of John and Mary Burke. In 1953 she moved to Oxford, England and graduated from St. Thomas Moore High School in 1962. Monica moved to the United States in 1968 and resided in Illinois and Michigan prior to moving to Nebraska in 1971 and later moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She married James (Robby) Roberts on October 13, 1982 in Cedar Rapids. They moved to Rogers in 1996. She was of the Catholic faith. Monica was an avid reader, enjoyed shopping, cooking and most of all visits with her step children and step grandchildren. She was a Beautician by trade, worked in retail, but most of her life was spent as a homemaker. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and her beloved animals.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and one brother Jackie Burke.
She is survived by her husband James (Robby) Roberts of the home; four step children Deborah Lebbert of Bellevue, Nebraska, Susan K. Elet and husband Richard of Springfield, Missouri; James M. Roberts and wife Lucy; Jamie C. Wiedel and husband Jeffrey of all of Bellevue, Nebraska; one brother Tommy Burke and wife Carol of Dorset, England, one sister Patsy Rawley and husband Frank of Eastborne, England; nine step grandchildren; seven step great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services 3:00 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2017 at Benton County Funeral Home, 306 N. 4th, Rogers. Memorial services in Nebraska will be at a later date. Interment in the National Cemetery, Omaha, Nebraska. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the Rogers Animal Shelter, 2939 W. Oak St., Rogers, AR 72756 of the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences towww.bentoncountyfuneralhome.