Person:Fannie Henderson (1)

m. 24 Dec 1917
  1. Larry William Henderson1918 - 2004
  2. Margaret Frances Henderson1919 - 1988
  3. James Louis Henderson1922 - 1972
  4. Armilda Roberts Henderson1924 - 1979
  5. Peachie Mae Henderson1928 - 1928
  6. Roy Morton Henderson1929 - 1929
  7. Baby Boy Henderson1929 - 1929
  8. Robert Edward Henderson1930 - 1930
  9. Fannie Roberta Henderson1932 - 2001
  10. John Henderson1934 - 1934
m. 10 Feb 1951
  1. Jo Ellen Warner1955 - 1955
m. 15 Nov 1980
Facts and Events
Name[1] Fannie Roberta Henderson
Gender Female
Birth[2] 27 Jun 1932 Mount Sterling, Montgomery, Kentucky, United States
Marriage 10 Feb 1951 Weston, Platte County, Missourito William Darrell Warner
Marriage 15 Nov 1980 to Joseph Jay Taloff
Death? 21 Jan 2001 Kansas City, Wyandotte County, KansasCause: Hypoxic encephalopathy, cardiac arrest, chronic renal failure
Burial? Jan 2001 Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Rural Weston, Platte County, Missouri
Reference Number? 25

Wyandotte County, Kansas death certificate of Fannie Roberta Taloff 1. Decedents name: Fanny Roberta Taloff 2. Sex: female 3. Date of death: January 21, 2001 4. Social Security Number 5. Age: 68 6. Date of birth: June 27, 1932 7. Birthplace: Montgomery County, Kentucky 8.Was decedent ever in the US Armed Forces: no 9. Place of death: Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas 10. Marital status: married 11. Surviving spouse: Joseph J. Taloff 12. Occupation: homemaker 13. Residence: 18395 H highway, Weston, Platte County, Missouri 64098 14. Ancestry: English 15. Race: white 16. Education: 8 17. Father's name: Roy Edgar Henderson 18. Mother's Name: Gertie Bell Perkins 19. Informants name: Joseph J. Taloff 18395 H Highway, Weston, Platte County, Missouri 64098 20. Method of disposition: burial in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Weston, Platte County, Missouri 21. Funeral Service: Scott Vaughn embalmer 22. Name and Address of firm Vaughn Funeral Home 18905 45 Highway Box 145 Weston, Missouri 64098 Obituary for Roberta Henderson (Warner) Taloff as published in the Weston Chronicle on January 24, 2001. 23. Time of death 10:30 AM 24. Coroner statement: blank 25. Name of doctor: Tim Williamson 26. Cause of death Hypoxic encephalopathy, cardiac arrest, chronic renal failure

Roberta Henderson wife of the Rev. Joseph Taloff passed away from a brief illness, at 10:30 AM January 21, 2001 at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

Roberta was the daughter of the late Roy Edgar Henderson and Gertie Bell Perkins Henderson. Roberta was born June 27, 1932 on the Grass Lick Pike in Montgomery County, Kentucky and moved from Kentucky with her parents and siblings to Weston, Missouri in 1940. One of Roberta's favorite stories was how the entire family moved to Weston in two cars with everything tied on top of the cars including her dad's hunting dogs. Roberta was the youngest of 10 children and was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 4 brothers, Peachie Mae Henderson, February 6, 1928; Armilda Roberts Amundson, January 11, 1979; Margaret Francis Moore, September 11, 1988; Roy Morton Henderson, March 31, 1929; Robert Edward Henderson, September 23, 1930; James Louis Henderson, January 30, 1972 and another brother who died at birth and was not named. She is survived by a brother, Larry William Henderson and a sister Rosa Mildred Faudere, both of Weston, Missouri.

Earlier in Roberta's life she was employed by the Human Resource Corporation and spent her time helping disabled children and adults. After Roberta married Rev. Joseph Taloff she helped Joseph in the ministry of the United Methodist Church. When Roberta and Joe decided to retire, Roberta devoted the rest of her life to Joe, her children and made it her goal to spoil her grandchildren, which she managed to do. She was also a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Leavenworth, Kansas.

It was in Weston she met and married the late William "Bill" D. Warner of Bath County, Kentucky on February 10, 1951. Bill preceded her in death on July 16, 1972. Together they had 7 children, Jo Ellen who preceded her in death August 23, 1955 and six children who survive her, Teresa A. Mayes, Manhattan, Kansas; Janet L. Warner, Weston, Missouri; Donna E. Burdette, Colleyville, Texas; Wm. Darrell Warner, Jr., Platte City, Missouri; Linda D. Warner-Maiava, Leavenworth, Kansas and Kimberly K. Boeding, Kansas City, Missouri.

Roberta is survived by her husband Rev. Joseph Taloff of Weston Missouri. Roberta met Joseph in Weston and they were married November 18, 1980. Together they shared 20 wonderful years.

Roberta also leaves behind 16 grandchildren; Andrea, Adrian and Alex Mayes; Travis, Kendall and Kourtney Smith; Karah, Grant and Gavin Maiava; Jake and Lauren Boeding; Megan Warner; Meredith and Mallory Scherer; Cole Bennette and Molly Goodwin. Roberta loved her grandchildren dearly.

She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews who called her Aunt Bert, her many friends and especially by her husband and children who not only lost a wife and a mother but a friend and a strong shoulder to cry on when needed.

Visitation will be held at Vaughn Funeral Home, 18905 Highway 45 North, Weston, Missouri on Tuesday evening January 23, 2001 from 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM. The funeral will be held at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 321 N. 6th, Leavenworth, Kansas, Wednesday morning, January 24, 2001 at 10:30 AM. officiated by the Rev. Russell Anderson. Pall bearers will be Roy "Bubby" Henderson, Travis Smith, Adrian Mayes, Alex Mayes, Gavin Maiava, Grant Maiava and Cory Henderson. Interment will follow at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery located on P Highway north of Weston, Missouri.

Look up, dear wife and mother, above Although the billows round you swell; We know that you are safe on high. You are now with God where all is well. Though we'll see you never more. Your little form to earth be given, You rest where pain and grief are over, And someday we'll meet you again in Heaven.

by Darrell Warner

February 6, 2001 I think writing this obituary for my Mother was one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life. As I sat at my desk scratching my head trying to figure out how to honor my Mom in just a few lines. How do you manage to cover 68 years in a persons life in just a small newspaper article. I did the best I could and the family said I did a good job but in my mind it did not even begin to scratch the surface about who my mom was. Many times I thought about the day my Mom would be gone but now that she is, a void has opened in my life that I don't know if I can repair. I guess like all people I look back on the relationship I had with my Mom and wonder what more could I have done for her. I know in the last year I had become closer to Mom more than I have ever been in my entire life. It has been a year since I bought my house and it seems like a life time ago. Mom was proud to see me finally buy a house and have a yard for Megan. I bought this old house that really needed a lot of work and had a lot to do in order to move in. The kitchen was horrible and I can remember Mom being so supportive and saying that it wasn't so bad and that she had lived in worse. Mom and Joe would come over and help clean things up during the construction phase. The stove that was in the house was so nasty I was going to throw it out and get a new one. Mom gave me a list of cleaning supplies that she and Joe needed and came over one day and cleaned it. Much to my amazement it looked like a new stove when they were done. She really liked telling everyone about that. I only had six weeks to get the house ready to move in because I had to get out of the apartment I was staying in. Well the house was not ready in time so she had me and Megan stay with them a couple of weeks while I worked on it. Working a full time job and working on the house at night was hard on me but it was nice to have Mom helping me along. Sometimes Mom would tell me to take a night off from the house and I would laugh and tell her I have to get it done. I'd say staying with her reminded me of why I moved out over 20 years ago. She would laugh and say go on. After I got the house ready and moved in she came over and inspected things and gave me her approval. After it was done she said she could tell me this now. She said when she first saw the house all she could think about was what did Darrell get himself into. It was horrible. Then when It was done and looked like new she said she was so proud and never dreamed I could do what I did. It felt good to know Mom was proud of me even at 40 years old. I would have Mom and Joe over for supper about every other week if possible. It was fun cooking for them. If I did a good job she would let the whole family know. It was in the last 4 months that I cooked two of the best things she said I cooked. One night it was fried fish with home made hush puppies and the other was honey mustard chicken breast with a dish called parsley potatoes. I never knew how much Mom bragged on some of the things I cooked until I heard my Aunt Rosy talk about my cooking at the family reunion. I just smiled at Mom and new inside how much she loved me. I thank God that I got to know my Mom again in the last year.

As I sit here and dwell on the past not everything was easy with Mom as I was growing up. I remember when I moved away from home. I was just leaving the house to go out on a date with Penny Crigger and Mom decided that I needed to go mail a letter for her. I did not have time as I remember it and told her no and a big argument broke out over a letter. After shouting at each other I told her I was leaving and moving out for good. I called my cousin Bubby and told him what had happened and he let me move in with him until I could find a place. Thanks to him and my sister Donna I had a place with in a few days and was ready to set out upon my own. Mom did finally give in and call down to Bubby's and asked me to come home. I told her I had and apartment and would not be coming home again. After talking for awhile we did come to an agreement that I would come back home for the few days I had left before I took over my apartment. As I look back now it seams so funny when I think about it. It was all over mailing a letter. But I guess it really was more than a letter when you look between the lines. I was becoming a man and my Mom was still trying to keep me a boy. That letter didn't need to be mailed that night and I could have dropped it off on my way out of town. It was just a mother and a son who wanted to stay together but both knew it was time for each to have a separate life.

  1. Research done by and information looked up by Darrell Warner. Information Supplied by William Darrell Warner Jr..
  2. Research done by and information looked up by Darrell Warner. Interview of Roberta (Henderson Warner) Taloff by her son Darrell Warner.