Roberta Hackaday

Roberta Hackaday, 77 of Lee’s Summit Missouri, passed away peacefully on Friday January 15 2016 at John Knox Village Care center from natural causes. Visitation services will be held at 9:00 am, 10:00 am funeral. Graveside service will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Breckenridge Missouri.

Roberta Jane was born to Charles Owen and Lila Armanda Shrum on June 11,1938 in Braymer, Missouri. She was raised in Breckenridge, Missouri. Graduated from Breckenridge High school in 1956. Soon after graduating she moved to Kansas City, Missouri and there lived with her sister Juanita and two school friends near Winstead’s on the KC Plaza. Her first job was at Elko Photo products as a secretary. She attended church sang in the choir and there met husband Richard. They married November 1 1959 to which two children were later born. Son Rick in 1966 and daughter Lisa in 1974.

In 1967 her mother encouraged her to take a government job test and soon after started working for the Social security Administration. She later transferred to the US Marine Corp at the Bannister federal complex. She continued to work for the government and finished her career in 1995 working as a federal supply clerk with GSA. This certainly assisted her in memorizing the globe.

Shortly after retirement she volunteered as a reading tutor thru the YMCA at a KC elementary school for several years. She enjoyed attending church weekly at Central Seventh-Day Adventist church until her health prevented her. She occupied her time with grandkids, crocheting many blankets and scarves, watching sports, reading, word search puzzles, playing piano, singing gospel music and spending time with friends and family.
The last several years of her life she lived at John Knox Village Care center. There she made many friends and was loved by all. She stayed involved in many activities playing volleyball, bingo, ceramics, singing to residents, dominos, reading the bible to friends. She was very proud to be the 63rd time winner of the geography bee championship.

She will forever hold a special place in many hearts. Remembering her contagious laugh, beautiful smile, many talents, sense of humor, courageous fighter attitude, selflessness, kind caring heart and genuine personality. She was a wonderful loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend to many.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Charles Owen Shrum and Lila Armanda Eveland Shrum. Survivors include: her children, Rick Hackaday and wife Brenda of Belton, Missouri; daughter, Lisa Gasca and husband Miko of Lees Summit, Missouri; sister, Juanita McClacherty of Mansfield Texas; brother, Robert Shrum of Independence Missouri; grandsons, Dillon Gasca, Brendan Hackaday, Luke Afshar, and “favorite” granddaughter Danielle Gasca. Her family was her pride and joy.
Memorial Fund contributions can be made to the John Knox Village care center in her honor. 600 NW Pryor Rd. Lees Summit Missouri. 64081


  1. Rosemary Licata Freeman on January 18, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Roberta was such a sweet special friend to my whole family and especially to my Mom, Clara Licata, who passed away 8 months ago. She loved visiting with my late brother and sister when they visited Mom; she enjoyed talking to my daughter and 3 grandkids when they visited their Grandma Licata – ALWAYS having something to add to our conversations. I saved her a “front row” place next to Mom on Wednesdays for volleyball!! She was so proud of her family and will be missed by all. RIP my dear friend!

  2. Ashley Becerra on January 18, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Lisa, even though I never had a chance to meet your sweet mother I can tell by the outpouring of love that she was absolutely amazing!
    Thinking of you & sending prayers!!!
    Ashley Becerra ??

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