TAMA - Esterlene "Keshena" Anne Roberts, 36, of Tama, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City. Traditional Graveside Services will be held Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Meskwaki Cemetery on the Meskwaki Settlement in rural Tama. A Traditional Wake will be held Saturday evening, Feb. 22 at the Native American Drum Society Round House on the Meskwaki Settlement in rural Tama.
Survivors include her companion, Ty Bear of Tama; two daughters, Jewel of Tama and Dancia of Keshena, Wis.; three sons, James, Levi and Raphael of Tama; her parents, Isaac and Elizabeth J. Roberts of Tama; her grandmother, Alma Ward of Tama; two brothers, Troy Roberts of Tama and Dana (Skabin) Warrington, of Keshena, Wis.; six sisters, Andrianne (Steve) Halverson, of Marshalltown, Gina Kapayou, of Toledo, Kelly Sam, of Tama, Henrietta (Harlan) Brown, of Tama, Mona (G) Roberts, of Tama, and Marian (Wasequi) Roberts, of Tama; several uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo is assisting the family with arrangements.