ROBERTS Mary Ann Pereira Roberts was born on February 28, 1933 to William and Lois Payne in St. Louis, Missouri, where she grew up. She married Richard Ott in 1953 and together they had two daughters, Becky and Joni. The family lived in the St. Louis area until 1974, when they moved to Kansas City. Shortly after, Mary Ann and Richard divorced, and she began working for the Metropolitan Community Colleges. She worked there as administrative assistant to the chancellor and secretary of the board until her retirement in 1995. While working for the colleges, she met and married Fred Pereira in 1977. The couple resided in south Kansas City, and together they traveled the world, shared their love of gardening and spent summers at their lake place with family. They were married 26 years until Fred's death in 2003. An active member of Red Bridge United Methodist Church, Mary Ann met Dale Roberts, also recently widowed, and they married in 2006. They spent several happy years together with a very active social life until Alzheimer's affected Mary Ann's health. She died peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Preceded in death by her parents, sisters Lois and Betty and brother Don. She is survived by her husband, Dale Roberts, of the home; daughters Becky (Mike) Davis and Joni (Tom Byrne) Ott; sister Judy (Jack) Chenault; grandchildren Jeffrey, Mary, Joanna and Allison; great- grandchild Michael; many nieces, nephews, step-children and friends. Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Mount Moriah, Newcomer and Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 10, 2016 at Red Bridge United Methodist Church, 636 E. 117th St., Kansas City, Missouri. Private Burial. Memorial contributions can be made in her honor to Red Bridge United Methodist Church. Mt Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home & Cemetery. Dignity Memorial.