Elizabeth “Bette” Roberts
August 20, 1944 ‒ August 27, 2021
Formerly of Coral Gabels, Florida
Elizabeth “Bette” Roberts, 77, of Sunbury passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, August 27th, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.
Born on August 20, 1944 in Coral Gables, Florida to the late Edward Jr. and Edna (Weikert) Hoke. After graduating from Bowling Green State University, Bette worked as an elementary school teacher near Cincinnati then moved to Lincoln and Chapelfield Elementary Schools in Gahanna. She also served as a librarian aide at Harrison St. Elementary School in Sunbury, and gave piano lessons.
A longtime member of Sunbury United Methodist Church. Bette served as the Church’s music director for a number of years, was church organist for 33 years, sang in the choir, was a part of the Sunbury United Methodist Women Ministry, was part of the knitting and crocheting club, and served in other activities and offices. Outside of her involvement with church, Bette was a member of the Big Walnut Area Historical Society, CCL, Sunbury Searchlight club and a literary book club.
Bette cherished time spent with family, and took great pride in her family’s sixty-five-year family reunion streak. She enjoyed discovering new children’s books, working puzzles, collecting Russian nesting dolls and angels, and shopping to find a new purse.
Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of over fifty years Roger K. Roberts. Her sons Jason (Amy) Roberts and Brian Roberts. Her brother Edward III (Diane) Hoke, as well as many nieces, nephews, and close friends.
In addition to her parents, Bette is preceded in death by her sister Eugena Louise Hoke.
Friends may call from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021 in the multi-purpose room at Sunbury United Methodist Church, 100 W Cherry St, Sunbury, OH 43074.
A celebration of life service will follow on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary of the church with Pastor Vicki Troutman and Pastor Gordon Myers officiating. The service will be broadcast on the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SunburySFH/ it will be posted for 30 days after the service.
In consideration for the health of everyone we ask guests to wear masks to the calling hours and the service.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made in Bette’s name to Ohio Health Hospice, 3430 OhioHealth Parkway, Columbus, OH 43202; Big Walnut Area Historical Society, Box 362, Sunbury, OH 43074; Sunbury United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 100 W Cherry St., Sunbury, OH 43074.
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury is honored to serve the Roberts family. Please share a memory or condolence online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com