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Roberta A. "Bertie" Koch

October 7, 1928 - November 24, 2018

  • Memorial Service: Friday, November 30,2018 at 3:00pm officiated by Dean Sharp
  • Memorial Gathering: Friday, November 30, 2018 from 3:00pm until 7:00pm at the Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.
  • Private Inurnment at Calvary Cemetery, De Soto, MO
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Roberta Ann “Bertie” Koch was born in Richwoods on October 7, 1928 a daughter to George and Eva (nee Apsline) Fairless.  She died at her De Soto home on November 24, 2018 at the age of 90.  She is survived by her husband Jerome “J.D.” Koch, De Soto; three daughters: Janet (David) Henry, Effingham, IL, Judie (the late Dean) Terry, Hillsboro, and Joan (Chuck) Pingel, St. Peter’s; one son: George (Kelly) Koch, Washington; ten grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and J.D.’s children: Julie (Harley) Hedley, Jim (Angela) Koch, and Lori Koch and their families.  She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Andrew “Andy” Koch; her husband: Leonard Vargo; one daughter: Joyce Koch and one great-grandson: Owen Henry. She worked at the De Soto Shoe Factory and also the Trimfoot shoe factory in Farmington and was a member of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, 13675 Mt. Olive Road, De Soto, MO  63020