The Heroines

Marcella Stewart Roberts

is honored with a Brick from Lee White, LeAnn Adam, Angela Pottebaum, Annette Carson

Mrs. Roberts was born October 19, 1925 in Winfield, Kansas. She graduated from Winfield High School, and went on to attended the University of Kansas where she excelled in journalism and served as managing editor of The Daily Kansan University Newspaper during her senior year. At graduation she was elected to membership in the Phi Beta Kappa.

Her first job was in New York with Conde Naste Publication as assistant to the travel editor of Glamour Magazine. She returned to Kansas to an editorial position with the Beech Log.

After her marriage to John M. Roberts on June 4, 1950, she taught English and Journalism at Southwestern College and English at Mount Carmel in Wichita. She earned a Masters Degree in Urban Affairs from Wichita State University.

Following receipt of her Masters Degree, Mrs. Roberts began her career in real estate appraisal, pioneering the role of Women in Real Estate. She received the highest professional designation offered by the Society of Real Estate Appraisers (SRPA) and was an active member of the Wichita real estate community for over 20 years. She was associated with The Martens Company / Grubb & Ellies-Martens Commericial Group LLC as their chief commerical real estate appraiser from 1986 until her death in 2001.

Mrs. Roberts was a mentor to many young real estate professionals, men and women alike, offering insight, professionalism, and guidance to many whom entered the appraisal profession after 1985. In addition to her professional endeavors and accomplishments, she was a member of Chapter FY PEO, the Martha L. Ferrell Chapter of D.A.R., and American Penwomen.

Today, we honor Marcella for her contribution and inspiration to each of us, both personally and professionally; for her foresight, stamina, and persistence in breaking new ground; and her kindness, love, and friendship which we will always cherish.

- Your loving friends,
Lee White LeAnn Adams Annette Carson Angela Pottebaum