Mt. Vernon Register-News

March 1, 2013

Lynn Roberts


MT. VERNON — — Lynn Allen Roberts, 65, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at  Good Samaritan Regional Health Center.

He was born Aug. 12, 1947, in Dixon, the son of Charles Edwards and Shirley LaWanda (Lewis) Robert. He married Diane Ruth (Starnes) on April 18, 1988, in St. Louis. She survives in Mt. Vernon.

Lynn was a former member of the Granite City Foursquare Church. He was a security guard for many years at Busch Stadium then later worked as a maintenance man for Colonnades Nursing Home in Granite City. He loved to play the guitar.

He is survived by his wife, Diane Roberts of Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Lisa and husband Brian Eggers of Hockley, Texas, and Laura Hull of Centralia; three sons, Michael VanGilder and wife Wanda of Mt. Vernon, Sgt. Timothy Graham and wife Amanda of Dixon, Mo., and Jonathan Graham of Mt. Vernon; four siblings, Sandra, Terri, Richard and Robin, all natives of Granite City; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Larry Roberts.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Paul Martin officiating.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the service time Saturday at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

For more information call Newell Funeral Home at 246-0100 or visit online at for online obituary and online condolences.