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Roberta Diveley

November 28, 1940 — September 4, 2020

Roberta Mae Diveley, 79, of Lacon, formerly of Peoria, passed away Friday, September 4, 2020, at her home amidst the loving care of her husband Earl.
Roberta was born November 28, 1940, in Peoria to the late William and Mildred (Seidel) Brubaker. She was also preceded in death by her three brothers, Charles "Chuck", Marvin, and David Brubaker.
Roberta attended Hines Grade School and graduated from Richwoods High School. Roberta married Earl Richard Diveley on June 24, 1961. She worked for Peoria Heights School District, was the secretary of Christian Assembly Church for 15 years and retired from Woodruff High School.
Roberta is survived by her husband, of 59 years, Earl of Lacon, three children, Richard Diveley of Lacon, Roger (Kristen) Diveley of Bloomington and Robyn Speciale of Peoria, one sister, Shirley Frazee of Omaha, Neb., 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Roberta displayed her Christianity with a servant's heart and a vast collection of lighthouses. She was a talented visual artist in various mediums. She was an avid athlete, skilled bowler, and coached female softball leagues in the 1970s. She loved to cut a rug with Earl, cheer for the Chicago Cubs & Bears and spend time with family.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, September 10 at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon with a visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Private interment will be held at Springdale Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
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