Roberta Boulton

Roberta Boulton, 88, of Wapello, passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  Funeral Services for Roberta will be 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 16, 2023 at the Wapello Methodist Church.  Following the funeral services, the family will visit with friends at a luncheon held at the church from around 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.   Burial will be in Columbus City Cemetery following the luncheon.      Online condolences may be left for the family at  

Roberta Armeda Lessenger was born on April 13, 1935 in the farm house of her grandparents (southeast of Yarmouth), the daughter of Carroll and Mary “Lucille” (Shaw) Lessenger.  Roberta attended country school in Mount Pleasant and later attended school in Wapello.  Roberta was a homemaker with the utmost priority of taking care of her family as they were most important to her above all else.  Outside of the home, Roberta was actively involved in the Wapello Methodist Church, Eastern Star, the Rebekah’s, Red Hats, and as an LPN.  Roberta and Ray loved going square dancing, bowling and celebrating the holidays.  They were also avid sports fans and always attended as many of the family sporting activities as they could.

Roberta will be deeply missed by her husband, Ray of Wapello; children, Randell (Cindi) Boulton of Grinnell, Iowa, Rae Nita (Bill) Black of Wapello, Rae Laneia Boulton of Wapello and Misty Rae Brockway of Wapello; grandchildren, Josette, Buddy, Erin, Augusta, Nathaniel, Monica, Chastine, Shawnta, Annie, Brooke, Logan and Holden; along with a family of many extended grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, LuCinda Boulton; son, Doug Boulton; brother; Arlo Lessenger; her sisters, Riva Brown and LaDonna Jo Lessenger and son-in-law, Dean Brockway.