Roberta N. Elder, 94, of Kansas City, MO, passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 27, 2019. She was born in Oregon, MO to the late Robert and Florence (Dorsel) Noellsch on June 16, 1925. Roberta earned her nursing degree from MO Methodist in 1946. In 1952 she married Roland Elder and they raised four daughters together in KC North. Together they enjoyed square dancing, traveling and visited every state in the US and every continent. She will always be remembered as an extremely organized person who, more than anything, loved her family and was always a support to them. Roberta is survived by her daughters Becky Elder, Carol Elder, Christine (Jonny) Elder-Langston and Cindy (Allan) Hedrick. Grandchildren Graham (Whitney) McCaulley, Will (Crystal) McCaulley, Anna McCaulley, Wynter Kasch, Layton Kasch, Nathaniel (Lilly) Langston, Jonathan Langston, Megan Hedrick, Andrew Hedrick. Step-Granddaughter Michelle McCaulley. Great-grandchildren Jill, Laney, Lydia and William McCaulley. Step-Great-grandchildren, Steven (Jessica), Alan Reifsteck, Larry Temares. Step Great-great-granddaughter Zuri. She is also survived by her sister Louise Schaaf and her nieces and nephews. And her faithful feline companion, Gus-Gus. In addition to her parents, Roberta is preceded in death by her husband Roland. Services were held Tuesday, July 2, 2019, (complete obituary available at She was laid to rest next to her husband Roland at Terrace Park Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, (; or the charity of your choice.

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