January 19, 1942 - June 7, 2021
Funeral services for Lerena Roberts will be held Friday, June 11, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Last Chance Baptist Church in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Roberts Family Cemetery of Okemah. Lerena Roberts was born January 19, 1942 in Okemah, Oklahoma to Frank and Bessie (Johnson) Taryole. She passed away Monday, June 7, 2021 in Okemah, Oklahoma at the age of 79. Lerena was a longtime resident of the Okemah area and graduated from Springhill High School in Pharoah. She later attended Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas before receiving her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tulsa. On May 29, 1971 she married Carney Roberts. Lerena worked as a medical records administrator for Creek Nation Hospital for many years. She always made everyone feel at home and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and attending family gatherings. She also loved planting flowers, spending time outside and was a member of the Last Chance Baptist Church and Nuyaka Ceremonial Ground. She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Francis Lowe. Survivors include her husband, Carney Roberts of the home; two sons, Matthew Roberts and wife Brandi of Boston, Massachusetts and Jerome Roberts and wife Kathy of Okemah; one daughter, Sunny Hammer and husband Jeromie of Tahlequah, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Baileigh Roberts, Savannah Smith and husband Kyle, Colton Roberts, LynDee Hammer and Eli Hammer and three great-grandchildren, Kason, Nolan and Gavin Smith. Serving as pallbearers are Eli Hammer, Jeromie Hammer, Kyle Smith, Kendall Roberts, Joe Leitka, and Scott Jones. Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah, Oklahoma and officiated by Rev. Donald Baker. Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com.
Funeral services for Lerena Roberts will be held Friday, June 11, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Last Chance Baptist Church in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Roberts Family Cemetery of Okemah. Lerena Roberts was born January 19, 1942 in Okemah,... View Obituary & Service Information
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