Roberta Leigh Reitsma, 72, of McPherson passed away at 2:52 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 surrounded by family at her home.

Roberta was born in San Bernardino, California on March 12, 1944, a daughter of Ruth (Sikes) and Robert H. Christy.

Roberta's father was in the military and she attended many schools in several states and graduated high school from Sanborn Public School, Sanborn, Iowa in 1962. She then attended a business college in Sioux City, Iowa.

She was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church and was currently attending First Christian Church McPherson.

Roberta was a homemaker and she took great pride in providing for her family in this manner. She later worked in the banking industry for several banks including BNC National Bank, McPherson, as a Mortgage Loan Assistant.

Roberta loved her family and they were of the utmost importance to her. She enjoyed knitting, shopping, watching her soap operas, and making jewelry. She loved her job and all the people she would see and meet.

Roberta L. Christy was united in marriage to Ronald R. Reitsma on Sept. 8, 1962 at Sanborn, Iowa. The young couple established their first home together in Sanborn, Iowa. In 1969 the family then moved to Little River for a year prior to moving to McPherson.

She is survived by her husband Ron Reitsma, of McPherson; her children, Rob Reitsma, of McPherson, Ryan Reitsma, of McPherson, Renee Williams and her husband Brad, of McPherson; her sisters, Marsha Spykerman and her husband Vernon, of Sibley, Iowa and Joella Stratton and her husband Ed, of Winona, Minnesota; her nine grandchildren, Kassi Reitsma, Chance Reitsma, Raine Reitsma, Ashley Willingham (Justin), Amanda Reitsma, Andrew Reitsma, Karlei Reitsma, Erin Heiman (Cody), and Jacayla Casebeer (Jess); her nine great-grandchildren, Maleah, Ava, Adi, Jax, Eziekiel, Presley, Deegan, Holden and Mali, with one on the way, Kyden; several nieces and nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

Roberta was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Ruth Christy, and a son, Randall "Randy" Roy Reitsma.

The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 at the First Christian Church, McPherson with Pastor Lynn Scott officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Roberta Reitsma Memorial Fund and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid St., McPherson, Kansas 67460.