Emily M. Roberts
Emily M. Roberts, 85, of 1631 Wilmar Drive, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at Good Samaritan Home. She was born March 10, 1931, in Harrisburg, a daughter of Chester and Helen Jones Goodpaster. She married Thomas Raymond Roberts on May 12, 1951. He survives. Mrs. Roberts was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and a former long-time member of the Church of St. Peter. She enjoyed gardening and the St. Louis Cardinals. Her husband was the love of her life and her greatest joy was all the time spent with her family. In addition to her husband, Emily is survived by five children, Steve Roberts and his wife, Ann, of St. Louis, Mo., Lynne Scholz and her husband, George, of Quincy, Nancy Allen of Quincy, Mary Ellen Goodwin of Quincy and Susan Zettler and her husband, Matt, of Winter Park, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Ben Roberts, Sarah Roberts, Corey Scholz, Brittany Austin and her husband, Ethan, Lauren Thomas and her husband, Ben, Madison Allen, Brennan Goodwin and Brooke Kodman and her husband, Tim; three great-grandchildren, Henry and Owen Thomas and Logan Kodman; six sisters, Alice Wellman, Elaine Yager, Jeanne Dolph and her husband, Bob, Barbara Lewis and her husband, Terry, Sara Bittorf and Toni Tully and her husband, Terry; and a brother-in-law, Bob Amburn. Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive. Emily was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Helen Amburn and Judy Leonard. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. There is no visitation; friends are invited to the memorial mass. MEMORIALS: Donations may be made to Berrian School John Tignor Scholarship Trust in the memory of Emily M. Roberts. ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com .
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