2007-01-20 / Obituaries

Donald R. Roberts

A funeral service for Donald R. Roberts, age 69, of Thornville, was held January 13, 2007, at the Heath Chapel of Henderson- Van Atta Funeral & Cremation Service with Rev. Timothy Teague officiating. Private burial took place in Lutheran Reformed Cemetery in Thornville.

Mr. Roberts died January 10, 2007 at his residence. He was born February 4, 1937 in South Point, Ohio to the late Harry and Shirley Katherine (Freeman) Roberts.

Mr. Roberts was employed by the Chessie System as a railroad engineer for thirty years. Upon his retirement, he expanded his hobby of growing flowers and vegetable plants into a family business, Roberts Greenhouse.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanine (Harshbarger) Roberts; three sons, Donald Jr. (Debbie) Roberts of Pickerington and Mark and Scott Roberts, both of Thornville; two daughters, Pamela Roberts of Newark and Sarah (Jason) Huffman of Thornville; grandchildren, Jeremy (Katherine) Hedges, Robyn (Josh) Parris, Abigail Liggett, Alisha Roberts and Greg and Audrey Wilson; great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Noah Hedges and Samuel Parris; a sister, Donna (Frank) Morris of Columbus; a brother, Curtis (Judy) Roberts of South Point; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fair Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 1111 East Main Street, Lancaster, OH 43130-4099.

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