Roberta “Robbie” McMichael


Roberta “Robbie” McMichael, 69, died suddenly Friday Nov. 17, 2023, at her home.

Visitation was held 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty. A celebration of life will be held 4-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the Atalissa Fire Station in Atalissa. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Roberta McMichael Memorial Fund.

Roberta Jean Mills was born March 11, 1954, in Iowa City, the daughter of Robert and Glenna (Schmidt) Mills. She was a graduate of West Liberty High School in 1972. On Dec. 8, 1984, she was united in marriage to Jay McMichael in Des Moines.

In her early years Robbie worked with her mother at the Crystal Café in West Liberty, she later worked at Sheller-Globe Iowa City, food service at the University of Iowa Hospital and for several nursing homes in the area.

Robbie enjoyed her animals; horse Chelsea Mae, birds and will be missed by her dogs Buck and Hemi. She and Jay would get on the golf cart daily and take the dogs to the creek to play

Survivors include her husband Jay of Atalissa, two sons: Corie (Ronda) Peterson of West Liberty, and Nathan (Sonya) McMichael of Atalissa. Three grandchildren: Kimberlee McMichael, Hayley Peterson and Morgan Peterson. Sisters: Phyllis (David) Peterson of Lone Tree and Edie (Bill) Wachs of West Liberty, two brothers: Dave Mills of West Liberty, and Barry (Cindy) Mills of West Liberty. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister-in-law, Becky Mills.

Roberta “Robbie” McMichael