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Word was received in Philip Tuesday afternoon of the death of L. B. Roberts [July 26, 1927] , who for the past five years has resided in Pierre, S.D. During the past year Mr. Roberts has submitted to several serious operations, the last one being performed only a week ago. It was thought that he was recovering nicely from this but on Monday his condition became suddenly worse and on Tuesday morning his relatives at Philip were sent for.
L. B. as he was familiarly called all who knew him resided in Philip for many years. He served as deputy county auditor during the term of Edgar Watwood and was also assistant Post Master for a number of years. He had many fiends in this locality who will deeply regret to learn of his passing.
He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife and two children, Jean and Bobbie, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Roberts and sister Mrs. Ethel Peshek.
The remains will be brought to Philip Thursday afternoon, funeral services to be held the following morning. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery of this city.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman