Obituaries: Roberta Pedrick

Roberta Ann (Wood) Pedrick passed away on  February 2nd, 2017 at Vista Wood Care Center in Ottumwa. She was born March 6, 1937 in Monrovia, California to Glenn and Minnie (Dommer)Wood, they returned to Unionville, Iowa and then to Ottumwa, where she was raised.


She graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1955 and worked at Harper McIntire wholesale hardware. Roberta married Hugh Pedrick in 1956. They had one daughter, Anita (David) Meinert of Oskaloosa.

After her daughter was born, Roberta began college at Ottumwa Heights and finished her undergraduate degree at William Penn College, and graduate studies at Truman State University.  She taught at Agassiz school in Ottumwa for twenty-two years, retiring in 1992.

Roberta had been a Wapello County 4-H leader, was active in retire Ottumwa School Personnel and Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority. She had been a promoter of the Morgan horse in Iowa for thirty eight years as a Morgan horse club member and was elected to the Iowa Horseman Hall of Fame by the Iowa Horse Shows Association.


Besides her husband and daughter, she is survived by two grandchildren, Laura of Des Moines and Chris of Oskaloosa, a sister, Beverly (Neil) Weyland of Cedar Rapids, four nieces- Terri (Greg) Weyland- Henecke, Kathy (Bill) McCauley, Becky (Tracy)  English,  Carmen Weyland, and one nephew, Alan(Janice)Weyland, of the Cedar Rapids Area.

She was preceded in death by her parents.


Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, February 5, 2017 at Sinnott Funeral Home in Ottumwa, 220 N Court St., Ottumwa, IA. 52501.  Burial will follow services in Ottumwa Cemetery.  Visitation will also be on Monday from 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Sinnott Funeral Home in Ottumwa.  Memorials may be made to the Heartland Humane Society.  Online condolences may be left for the family at Arrangements are entrusted with Sinnott Funeral Homes.