Roberta Anne Cummings

  • Born: October 24, 1954
  • Died: November 20, 2017
  • Location: Chadwick, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Roberta A. Cummings, 63, of Chadwick, died on Monday, November 20, 2017 at University of Chicago Hospital in Chicago.

Roberta was born on October 24, 1954 in Dixon to Robert Carson and Anna Rose (Huffstutler) Davis. She married David Cummings on June 9, 1973 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Rock Falls.

She worked at Morrison Community Hospital as a human resource assistant for 16 years. Roberta enjoyed the outdoors especially boating on the river, camping and fishing. She loved her family and enjoyed living in the country. Her family and friends were especially fond of her good cooking.

Surviving is her husband, David, of Chadwick; her daughters, Carrie (Michael) Stahl of Milledgeville and Christi (Brett) Ryan of Chadwick; her parents Robert and Anna Davis of Rock Falls; a sister Kim (Jim) Hatten of Rock Falls; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will be from 4-6 PM on Friday, November 24 at McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue in Sterling. Private graveside services will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Dixon at a later date. A memorial has been established in her memory. To send condolences visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

I just found out Roberta died. I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a kind, compassionate lady and always willing to help with anything. God Bless you all.

Posted by Lori Moshure - Morrison, IL - Friend   January 10, 2018

Carrie, I was so sorry to hear about your mom. She was always such a nice woman. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Belinda (Anderson) Scrogham - Westminster, CO - Classmate   November 24, 2017

My deepest sympathy to the family of Roberta. We were in the same class at RF High School. I started my sophomore year and Roberta was one of the first people who talked to me. I never forgot that. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.

Posted by Karen Rose-Spencer - stover, MO   November 24, 2017


Roberta was a wonderful coworker. We usually had lunch together and complained that that was the fastest half hour of the day. She is missed by many at MCH.

Posted by Kristen Pruis    November 24, 2017

I worked with Roberta at Total Line for many years. Every once in a while I was lucky and ran into her while shopping and we did a quick catch up on life. I was very sadden to see Roberta passed and would like to give my condolences to Dave, Carrie and Christi. We lost a great lady.

Posted by Linda Miller - Dixon, IL - Friend   November 23, 2017

I also worked at MCH with Roberta. We shared many laughs. Even though she did not smoke, she always took a smoke break with me...even in the cold months. Often she would come and find me for our breaks. So sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained a perfect angel! RIP my friend.

Posted by Shelli Davis - Friend   November 22, 2017


Roberta was a kind, thoughtful woman. Extremely smart. Very caring and tenderhearted. She was so obvious in the love she had for her family. I will miss her laughter and her wisdom. RIP Roberta. I miss you and I love you.

Posted by Syndi Rensimer - Sterling, IL - Friend   November 22, 2017


I met Roberta several years ago when I became involved with the Hospital Auxiliary serving as treasurer. Roberta was always ready to research, answer my questions, or help me in any way she could. She was definitely my "go to" person. I was so sorry to hear of her health issues when she no longer was at work. My sincere sympathy to you in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Flora Stralow - Morrison, IL - Acquaintance   November 22, 2017


Roberta was a sincere lady that will be missed by many. My sincerest sympathies to Dave, Carrie and the rest of her family.

Posted by Kiley VanDerLeest - Morrison, IL - Coworker   November 22, 2017


What Carol Hill said goes for me too. Roberta,Larry Vos, and myself were the "basement dwellers" from long ago.Sympathies to Dave,Carrie and rest of the family

Posted by Vern Vanderlaan - Sterling, IL - Coworker   November 21, 2017


Roberta was such a wonderful coworker. She was a more valuable part of the MCH team than she ever knew. She had a very warm and inviting way of treating her coworkers. I loved seeing her smile every morning and I will always miss her. My sincerest sympathies to all of her family, but especially Dave and Carrie.

Posted by Carol Hill - Morrison, IL - Coworker   November 21, 2017