Obituary of Weldon Roberts

Weldon Blake Roberts, age 67, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020, at the Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.  He was born June 8, 1952, the son of James P. Roberts and Waneda Alberta Blake Roberts.  Weldon had served with the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.  He later served with the Kansas Army National Guard.  He married Marlene Elliott in March of 1980.  He had been employed by Craft Fabricators in Ft. Scott for several years.


Survivors include his wife, Marlene, of the home; two children Mitchell Roberts and Janelle Roberts and two grandchildren, Kandi and Isabel Rodriguez, all of Ft. Scott.  Also surviving are three sisters, Rowena Jahansouz, Rhonda Spears and Brenda Moser.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, James and Ronald Roberts and two sisters, Deborah Silvers and Linda Roberts.


There was cremation.  Burial with military honors will take place in the U. S. National Cemetery in Ft. Scott at a later date.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, Kansas.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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