Wednesday, May 13th, 2009
JoAnn Roberts, 73, of rural Spencerville, died at 11:40 a.m. May 11, 2009, at her home.
She was born March 3, 1936, in Delphos, to Edwin and Lela Putman Lindeman. On May 19, 1956, she married Richard J. Roberts, who survives.
Other survivors are eight children, Debra (Robert) Kratzenberg, Plain City, Cheryl (Bill) Stewart, Terri Jo (Terry) England, Ed (Rhonda) Roberts, all of Spencerville, Steven (Lois) Roberts, Peru, N.Y., Judy (David) Hight, Celina, and Tom and Greg Roberts, both of Spencerville; three brothers, Gerald (Kaye) Lindeman, Delphos, Jimmy (Sue) Lindeman, Ohio City, and Larry (Joyce) Lindeman, Delphos; a sister, Carol (Bob) Maloney, Middle Point; 25 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are eight brothers, Edwin Jr., Carl "Popeye", Joseph, Donnie, Kenny, Paul and infant twins; three sisters, Dorothy Jean Williams, Marilyn Martin and Donna Snavley.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Spencerville, and had attended Delphos Jefferson Schools.
Family graveside services will be held at the New Salem Cemetery, south of Monticello, the Rev. Andrew J. Atkins and her son-in-law, Brother Robert Kratzenberg, officiating.
There will be no calling hours.
Contributions can be made to the American Lung Associaiton.
Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, is handling arrangements.