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Janet Lea Roberts

August 20, 1961 ~ August 15, 2019 (age 57)

Janet Lea Roberts - age 57 of Smithville, MO passed away unexpectedly Thursday afternoon, August 15th, 2019 at her home. Janet was born on August 20th, 1961 to Lee Roy and Peggy Ann (Phillips) Roberts in Independence, MO. She was a 1979 graduate of Polo High School. Janet worked at General Motors for over 20 years and was currently a team leader. She was a member of the UAW local #31. Janet was very dedicated to her kids and grandkids. She was always happy, never met a stranger and always went with the flow. Janet loved her dogs, Max and Chloe. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, cooking, going to the movies, and spending time on her pontoon at Smithville Lake. Janet will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Ms. Roberts was preceded in death by her parents. Those left to celebrate her life and mourn her passing include: fiancé, Joseph Hilden of Smithville; son, Jason Cline of Smithville; daughter, Peggy (Matthew) Powell of Kansas City; sister, Sandy (Donald) Burns of Smithville; brother, David (Bonnie) Roberts of Kingston; grandsons: Gage, Tyler and Kameron; granddaughters: Kirsten and Kaitlynne; several nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 at Knoxville Community Church, Knoxville. Visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8 PM Wednesday, the evening prior at Stith Family Funeral Home in Polo. Burial to follow the services at Bethel Cemetery south of Polo. Friends may call after 9 AM Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements entrusted to Stith Family Funeral Home in Polo. Online guestbook at


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