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Joyce E. Roberts

Joyce E. Roberts, 90, of Bluffton, IN, and with family in Markle, IN, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2020, at River Terrace Retirement Community.

Mrs. Roberts graduated from Rockcreek High School in 1948. She was active at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. She lived on the Gilbert Family Farm, hosting the 100-year celebration in 2012.

She was born Dec. 2, 1930 in Wells County, to John B. and Reeta E. Dowty Gilbert. She was united in marriage to Lester E. Roberts on May 25, 1952. He preceded her in death on April 13, 1998.

Survivors include a son, Kim (Jan) Roberts, Coldwater, MI; five daughters, Rita (Dave) Brinneman, of Bluffton, Amy (Dave) Kreigh, of Ossian, Lori (Dave) Lowe, of Indianapolis, Melissa (Todd) Graft, of Geneva and Jennifer (Jerry) Meyer, of Bluffton; siblings, Ruth Arnold, of Bluffton, Darrell Gilbert, of Bluffton, David (Linda) Gilbert, of Middletown and Carol (Jerry) Day, of Markle; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date at Myers Funeral Home, Markle Chapel.

Interment will take place in St. Paul Cemetery, Uniondale.

Preferred memorials are to the Dementia Society of America or the National Foster Parent Association sent in care of Myers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 403, Markle, IN 46770.

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