Roberta June Morthland, age 76 of Brazil, died at 1:56 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2005 following a motor vehicle accident on U.S. 40 west of Brazil.
She was born June 25, 1929 in Michigan City, Indiana, as the daughter of Elmer and Olive Brown Gasoway. Following high school she worked as a beautician, manager and owner of her own dress shop and manager for National Uniform. She was also a Mary Kay Cosmetics representative. She married William "Bill" Morthland June 14, 1947.
Roberta was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Brazil, Clay County Breakfast Optimist Club, United Methodist Women, YMCA Senior Swimmers Club, Red Hat Society, Clay County Habitat for Humanity, and the Community Theatre of Clay County.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Clair and Cecil Gassoway; two sisters, Thelma G. Jones and Vera G. Bond and one granddaughter, Wendy Morthland.
She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Sue Anne Lakin and husband Jim of West Lafayette; one son, David Morthland and wife Debbie of Bedford; one brother, Virgil Gassoway of Florida; grandchildren Chris "CJ" Morthland, Aaron B. Morthland, Eric Cox and Amanda Cox and great grandson Riley Cox.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Moore Funeral Home and one hour before funeral services on Friday. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday with Rev. Tony Alstott officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview cemetery. Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Clay County Optimist Youth Fund or the Wabash Valley Multiple Sclerosis Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Visit www.moore-funeral-homes.com to send condolences to the family or for more information.