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John W. Roberts

John  W.  Roberts John William Roberts, 52, Manhattan, Kansas, died Saturday, May 13, 2017 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on January 21, 1965 in Topeka, Kansas and brought to Ottawa, Kansas 5 days
after birth to begin life with his adopted parents Bob and Elaine Roberts. John graduated from Ottawa High School in Ottawa, Kansas, in 1983. He continued his education at Kansas City Kansas Community College, and attended Kansas State University, majoring in Civil Engineering and was a member of Beta Sigma Psi fraternity.

He was employed as a Land Surveyor since 1994 at SMH Consultants, Manhattan, Kansas.
John felt that his best accomplishment was his marriage and family. He was content with his life, never judged anyone, loved people and saw what was inside of them. John was blessed with the gift of hospitality, and was a friend to all that were fortunate enough to meet him.

He loved entertaining at his home, watching K-State and Chiefs football with friends, hunting with his dogs, skiing, golf, and relaxing on the beach with his family.

John was preceded in death by his father, Bob Roberts.

He is survived by his wife, Tara Roberts, Manhattan, Kansas; son, Dylan Roberts, Breckenridge,Colorado; daughter, Tessa Roberts, Aurora, Colorado; mother, Elaine Roberts and sister, Mary Lyn Roberts both of Ottawa, Kansas; mother-in-law, Sharon Johnson, Wellington, Kansas;Uncle Les Roberts and wife Sue, Lincoln, Nebraska; Aunt Eilene Thiesfeld and husband Dean,Lincoln, Nebraska; and his cousins.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30am Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Faith Evangelical Free Church, 1921 Barnes Road in Manhattan, with Pastor Brian Anderson officiating.

Graveside Services will then be held at 4pm Thursday at the Highland Cemetery in Ottawa, Kansas with Reverend Earl Zimmerman officiating, John’s pastor that baptized, confirmed, and married him,and baptized his son, Dylan.

The family will greet friends during a visitation from 6:30pm until 8pm Wednesday May 17, 2017 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Homecare & Hospice of Manhattan or the American
Cancer Society. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502.

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