Roberta Sutton

VALLEY — Roberta E. (Hanson) Sutton, 71, of Valley and formerly of Grand Island, was called home to her Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.

She was born to Albert and Lorene (Rinke) Hanson on March 25, 1947, in Genoa.

Roberta was a devoted wife and mother who loved to be outside and enjoy the sunshine. In addition to raising her five children she ran an in-home day care for 20 years and took in both foster children and foreign exchange students.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing games with her grandkids, both in person and online. She traveled with her husband, Jim, for 17 years, seeing many parts of America.

Roberta was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, David and Darryl Hanson.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 50 years; sons, Shawn (Cindy) Sutton of Bennington, Mark Sutton of Omaha, and Jared Sutton of Sedalia, Mo.; daughters, Kristen (Dave) Diaz of Bennington, and Heather (Waco) Riblett of Tallahassee, Fla.; grandchildren, Benjamin and Joseph Sutton, Joselyn and Elijah Diaz, and Ryan, Tyler and Joshua Riblett; numerous additional family and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grand Island. Interment will be at Harvard Cemetery in Harvard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.

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