Roberta J. Stevens

Roberta J. Stevens

October 30, 1948 - October 09, 2021

Roberta Jean “Bobi” Stevens, 72, of Salem passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at her home in Salem surrounded by her loving family.

Bobi was born on October 30, 1948, in Burlington, Iowa the daughter of Robert and Anna (Bollinger) Woodsmall. Bobi was born on Halloween Eve and that became her favorite holiday. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren in all their activities. Bobi was united in marriage to Jon Stevens on April 16, 1991, in Mt. Pleasant. Bobi was a hard worker. She worked at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in Middletown, different nursing homes, hospitals, and Diamond Vogel Paints, where she created the lacquer used in paints. It was named after her as the “Bobi Lacquer”. She was the caretaker of her family and made sure they stayed in line.

Bobi is survived by her husband, Jon Stevens of Salem, her daughter, Laura DeSpain of Salem, six grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren, her mother, Anna Woodsmall of Salem, two brothers, Roger Woodsmall of Morning Sun and Roy Woodsmall, of Columbus Junction.

She was preceded in death by her father, one daughter, Tami DeSpain, three brothers, Ernie Woodsmall, Bill Woodsmall and David Woodsmall.

According to her wishes no services will be held and cremation has been entrusted to the care of Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant.

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