James “Chibby” Roberts, 39

James “Chibby” Roberts, 39, of Tama, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at his home. Traditional Graveside Services were held Friday, May 10, 2019, at 2:00 PM at the Meskwaki Cemetery on the Meskwaki Settlement with Homer Bear Jr. as speaker. A Traditional Wake was held Thursday evening at Glenn Roberts’ Ceremonial Building on the Meskwaki Settlement in rural Tama.

Survivors include his kids: Jazmyne, James Jr. “J.J.,” Nathaniel, Ricky and Nydiah “Gracie”; parents, Ernest and Iris Roberts, of Tama; brothers: Ira (Lana) Roberts, Brenton Roberts, Ronnie Roberts, Shawn (Podowwa) Roberts, Ryan Papakee, all of Tama and Shannon (Angie) Poafpybitty, of Nebraska and sister, Judith Roberts, of Tama.

Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo is assisting the family with the arrangements.