6/10/1933 – 5/19/2013
Donna R. Roberts, age 79, of Orleans, passed away on Sunday, May 19th at Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids. She was born June 10, 1933 in Sheridan, the daughter of Earl & Marguerite (Maus) O’Berry.
On September 18, 1953, Donna was married to Floyd “Nort” Roberts in Sheridan and he preceded her in death on April 24, 1993. Also preceding her were her parents, 2 daughters, Pam Hansen Simon and Jane Spear, a sister, Lois Jean Young and a brother-in-law, Wayne Lane.
Surviving are her children, Jackie & Don Hagen of Fenwick, Nancy McClintock & Patrick Marlette of Greenville, Julie & Brian Baragrey of Belding, Jerry Roberts and Jim Roberts, both of Orleans, a son-in-law, Randy Spear of Fenwick, 17 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, one sister, Eleanor Lane, one brother, Merlin & Janice O’Berry of Fenwick, one brother-in-law, Wayne Young of Dansville, Michigan and her care giver, Gentry Maatman.
Donna has been a longtime resident of the Orleans area. She retired as a seamstress from the Chrysler Trim Plant in Lyons and served as president of the retirees Local 1424 for many years. In addition, she is member of the Evergreen Free Methodist Church in Sheridan where she has been the song leader for many years.
Funeral services for Donna will begin at 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the Evergreen Free Methodist Church, Sheridan with Pastor Rich Fulkerson and Pastor Jim Vandewarker officiating. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Sheridan.
Visitation with the family will be held at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan on Wednesday, May 22nd from 4:00 until 7:00 PM.
On 5/20/2013 JANET PAYNE said:
So sorry for your loss may God give you comfort.
On 5/21/2013 Dorothy Guernsey said:
Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss. Losing my mother is one of the hardest things I have ever done but it seems to be getting easier every day.
On 5/21/2013 Pete Leland said:
I sorry for your families loss.
On 5/21/2013 Debbie Swain Johnson said:
To The Robert’s Family I have been part of your family for many years I will cherish those memories….Heaven has another ANGEL !! May God Bless Each Of You.. Love Debbie Swain-Johnson
On 5/21/2013 lorraine said:
Nancy, Jackie, Julie, Jim, Jerry and familys, I was so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a great lady. May she rest in peace. My prayers are with you.
On 5/21/2013 Shirley Ruedger said:
So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. She was a great lady and may she rest in peace.
On 5/21/2013 Pastor Gerry & Linda said:
Kids, grandkids, extended family: SHE WAS ONE OF A KIND!!! Loved her immensely! I will miss all our random (God) encounters! Our prayers are with you all.
On 5/21/2013 Jim & Sherrie Atkins said:
So Sorry for your lose, you remain in our prayers, God Bless…The Atkins’ Family
On 5/21/2013 Sharon Thompson said:
Miss Nancy, my condolences to you and your family. I am so sorry. God Bless you. Love you Nancy
On 5/21/2013 Vicki Gilbert said:
My heart goes out to each one of you, you are all in my prayers. Aunt Donna was a wonderful lady, she is at peace and with her 2 girls and Uncle Nort. Love Vicki
On 5/21/2013 Pam Burgess said:
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
On 5/21/2013 mary alice bridinger (Bangs) said:
High school days were happier because we were friends, then our children were friends also.(Cowling)
On 5/21/2013 Deb Andres Towner said:
I’am very sorry to hear about your loss! I’am a friend of Pam, Jane & Donna. I always enjoyed talking to your mom a very nice lady! Praying for you all! There’s a big reunion in heaven and some day we will join them! Love, Deb
On 5/21/2013 Megan said:
Thank you all of you for your condolences. I am sad she is done but remembering the times we shared a laugh or a smile grandma is a wonderful kind hearted and very loveing woman. To my dad uncle and aunts I love you. I know it’s not said enough but I will always love you all
On 5/22/2013 gerald and phyllis johnson said:
So sorry for your loss I can’t imagine how you feel since I never really had a mother. I do miss my Dad nearly every day I think of him and my Grandmothers. We send our love, hugs and prayers.
On 5/22/2013 Bonnie Moffett said:
Was so surprised to read that Donna had passed. I was just down to see her and thought things were on the mend. Such a nice lady. To whom I’ve had the honer to know all of my life. Thanks to the Evergreen Church. She will be missed by many. My Prayers go out to the family. Its never easy to deal with loss. And her family has had there share. Bonnie Moffett 5-22-2013
On 5/22/2013 Ken and Teresa Sweet said:
Jackie, Nancy and families! I was totally floored when I seen that Ma Roberts has passed away. I am so sorry and want to send lots of hugs to everyone and know that you and your family are in my prayers. Please give your Aunt Eleanor my heart felt sympathy. Love to all!
On 5/22/2013 Sherry McKellar said:
Jackie and Family, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Prayers to all of you for healing during this difficult time.
On 5/22/2013 Debbie Sage said:
Julie & Family, I’m so very sorry to hear of your moms passing. I was just thinking about her the other day and the wonderful goodies she use to prepare and bring to work and share. Such a sad time for you guys. I hope you can find comfort in her memories and knowing that heaven has received a special angel…Hugs and prayers to you all…Debbie Sage
On 5/22/2013 amber said:
Nancy I am so sorry for your loss I have you in my heart and prayers we love you and very sorry for your families loss
On 5/22/2013 Robin McClellan said:
My heart goes out to all of you. My prayers are with you also. Aunt Donna was a wonderful person. She was loved by many and will be missed. Keep her in your heart and mind. Always know that God is your connection to her.
On 5/22/2013 Gary and Bonnie Wilson said:
Jackie, Nancy, Jerry, Jim, Julie and families, We are very sorry to hear about Aunt Donna. We are thinking of you all and send our condolences. With much love, Bonnie Wilson
On 5/23/2013 SHIRLEY DUKES said:
SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT DONNA! DONNA WAS MY THIRD COUSIN, ON MY MOM’S SIDE. SHE WAS SUCH A HAPPY LADY. PRAYING FOR THE FAMILY. MAY GOD BE WITH ALL OF YOU IN A SPECIAL WAY, AT THIS TIME. GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU: RON AND SHIRLEY DUKES 5/23/2013
On 5/23/2013 Clarence & Martha Fothergill said:
Jackie, Nancy, Julie, Jerry and Jim. Doris called me last night to let me know of your mother’s passing. I have so many special memories of both of your parents from when we grew up together in our little corner of Orleans and have kept in touch with your Mom since then. Having recently said good-bye to my own Mother, I know that today especially will be difficult for you. I trust that the knowledge that friends like me are praying for you, and that God’s presence is with you, will be of comfort.
On 5/23/2013 Judy edwards said:
So sorry to read about Donna but know where she is. I always enjoyed visiting with her and enjoyed her sense of humor. May God bless all of you and console you with His love.