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Ginger (Olga Georgiades) Roberts

Ginger (Olga Georgiades) Roberts passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. She was 87 years old. She is survived by her husband, John, daughters Mary Kay Roberts – and husband Peter Wilkins, and Connie Butler – and husband Les Romfo, granddaughter Hailey – and husband Ben Pearson, sister Marye Finsand, and many extended and loving family and friends.


Ginger will always be remembered by her beautiful smile, and she shared it with everyone. Her greatest joy in life was her family. She was a devoted and loving wife to John for over 62 years. Daughters Mary Kay and Connie were her most proud accomplishment. Granddaughter Hailey was her brightest ray of sunshine. Always. Ginger’s six siblings, especially her sisters – Kay, Dena, Marye and Helene – were always close and shared a lifetime of memories, laughter, love and support. Their bond with their Greek heritage was a strong and very important part of their lives.


Ginger was born in Huron, South Dakota in 1930. She graduated high school there and spent a brief time at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion before moving to Minneapolis, where she met and fell in love with John. After marrying and living in Hopkins, Minnesota, they moved their family to Des Moines, Iowa, where they raised their daughters. John and Ginger moved to Kansas City, Missouri in 1977, and eventually to Overland Park, Kansas. Despite distances, Ginger remained very close to her siblings and their children. Ginger made many friends along the way, but the oldest friends were the most important. They always stayed in close contact with long, wonderful letters and were treasured.


Ginger loved to laugh, and she was quick to be silly. She had many funny little ways about her – like calling microfiber fabric Microsoft! She called Facebook Face Plant! There are so many of these “isms” that her family will always remember. She was HILARIOUS! Ginger always had time for a hug and a smile.


A small celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 9, at 4:30 PM at the Brookdale Senior Living Chapel in Overland Park, Kansas.


We think Mom would have liked to have any thoughtful memorial contributions made to the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City, 5445 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, KS 66104. Phone: 913.596.1000. Website: and select Memorial/Honorarium Gift.


We miss you, Mom.

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Memorial Service
Brookdale Senior Living Chapel
Overland Park
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Date of Service:
Jun 09, 2018
Time of Service:
4:30 pm
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