Roberta was born Aug. 14, 1939, in Ironton, Mo., and departed this life Sept. 29, 2008, in Springfield, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Golda May Neely Buford and John V. Buford, of Ellington, Mo.
She is survived by her loving husband, Lee Shaver; daughter Carrie Weiss and her husband, John, of Pagosa Springs; son Jeff Stegner and his wife, Ruth, of Fair Grove, Mo.; sister Judith Blake, of Nixa, Mo.; brother Byron DeForest and his wife, Wanda, of St. Charles, Mo.; brother John Buford and his wife, Donna, of O’Fallon, Mo.; stepson Bob Shaver and his wife, Lynn, of Irving, Texas; stepdaughter Bonnie Fisher, of Santa Fe, N.M.; stepdaughter Roxanne Connan and her husband, Andy, also of Santa Fe; stepson Wayne Shaver, of Port Townsend, Wash.; grandchildren Emily and Garrett Campbell, of Durango, Colo.; Jessica and Rebecca Stegner, of Fair Grove, Mo.; Sam Connan, of Santa Fe; Leigh Shaver, of Corpus Christi, Texas; Tim Shaver, of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Elizabeth Murray and her husband, Chris, of Austin, Texas; and great-granddaughter Carmen Shaver, of Corpus Christi, Texas.
Roberta and Lee were residents of Pagosa Springs from 1978 until 1988 and were very active in the community.
Memorial contributions may be made to your local Hospice, Cancer Society or charities of your choice.