Roberta Olson

Roberta Elnora Olson, 96, Topeka, formerly of Alta Vista, Kansas, passed away February 2, 2019.

Roberta was born July 7, 1922, in Dunlap, Kansas, the daughter of John and Leora Parrish Blanton. She attended Dunlap Schools. Roberta married John William McDiffett; he preceded her in death. While married to John, she was a farmer’s wife. Roberta was married to Herb Olson; he preceded her in death.

Roberta is survived by her children, Bonnie McDiffett and Trudy McDiffett; grandchildren, Gina Hutchison (Larry), Robin MacIsaac, Roxie Russell, Kelly Bohlken (Misty), Dena Neal (Chad), Jason McDiffett and Desiree Smith (Austin); 13 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Geneva Bass and Doris Chase. She was preceded in death by her children, John David McDiffett and Barbara Sue McDiffett.

Graveside service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Moss Springs Cemetery, Humboldt Creek Road, Dwight, KS 66849.

Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Care Hospice, sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent online to

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