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Roberta Jane Beckert, 70, of Memphis, known affectionately as Bert, died Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at the LaBelle (MO) Manor Care Center.

She was born the daughter of George E. and Ellen Isabelle (Adams) Roberts on July 2, 1953 in rural Scotland County.   Bert graduated from the Revere High School.

Bert married Gregg Nichols and to this union a daughter, Melissa, was born.

She later married Dean Beckert on August 3, 1983 at the Scotland County Courthouse.   He survives.

Bert held many jobs including working at the factory and waitressing.   Her passion was being a CNA for many years at the Scotland and Clark County Nursing Homes.   She enjoyed bowling and putting puzzles together.  Bert was a huge fan of Elvis Presley.

She was a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and the Memphis First Christian Church, where she could be counted on to always provide a sheet cake for a funeral service.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, a sister and one great-grandson.

She is survived by her husband, Dean, of the home; a daughter, Melissa (Adam) Frederick of Downing; stepdaughters: Deanna (Joe) Shahan of Hurdland and Debbie (Bob) Frazier of Kirksville; grandchildren: Jeremy Shahan, Chrissy Green, Karla Frazier, Kelli Parish and Jacob Frazier; brother, Jack Roberts; sister-in-law, Virginia Roberts; 11 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Memorial services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Monday, January 22 at the Gerth Funeral Chapel with Jack Sumption, pastor of the Memphis First Christian Church, officiating.   Visitation is prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary Post and can be left at or mailed to the Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main St., Memphis, MO 63555.

Online condolences may be sent to the family of Roberta Beckert by signing the guestbook at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerth Funeral Service.