Erma J. Roberts

December 24, 1925 ‒ October 26, 2014

Fredericktown, Ohio

Erma J. Roberts, age 88, of Fredericktown passed away on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at the Winchester Terrace Nursing Home in Mansfield.

She was born on December 24, 1925 in Knox County, Ohio to the late Alva and Zella (Leedy) Bechtel. Erma was a member of the Palmyra Church of Christ, the Fredericktown Senior Citizens, and the North Liberty Garden Club. Erma enjoyed birds, flowers, sewing and gardening. But most of all she loved the time she spent with her family.

She is survived by her daughter Beverly (Ron) Flynn of Bellville; two sons, Ron (Tobey) Roberts of Mansfield, Rich (Jennifer) Roberts of Fredericktown; ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Erma was preceded in death by her husband Howard Roberts; her step-son Harold Roberts; three brothers, Harold, Howard and Eldon Bechtel; and two sisters Arlene Kunkel and Edith Alexander.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 4-7 PM at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. The service will be held on Thursday, at the funeral home, beginning at 11 AM with Rev. Marvin Haught officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Palmyra Church of Christ, 21184 Zolman Rd., Fredericktown, Ohio 43019.

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  • So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother!! She was a fine women. Hold on to those memories of good times!!!
    Love to all the Family!!

    • So sorry to hear about your mother. She was loved by all. Wonderful lovely woman. God bless all.

  • Rich and Family, we are so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. She was such a pleasure to know. She will be greatly missed. Our condolence to your extended family. Sincerely, Mike and Marilyn

  • To the Roberts family: Thinking of you at this difficult time. Your mom was a sweet woman.
    Vonda Robinson

  • So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was a wonderful lady. I enjoyed being around her when we lived at Palmyra. Our prayers are with you all at this time. God loves you, and so do we.
    Love you guys,
    Joyce Couch

  • Your Mom was a great one. She had enough love for you all and several other friends and neighbors!! She was a Mom to many! I am praying for you in these days.

    Gina Murphy Etherton

  • We are so sorry for your loss! Your mom was such a great person. We were so sad when she moved away. We loss a great neighbor! She treated and watched out for my girls like they were her own. She will be truly missed by many.
    Mike and Laura Spencer

  • Bev and family, so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a dandy! Loved her laugh and zest for life. Heaven gained an angel for sure. I loved doing her hair for her years ago. We always shared family times. Know you are all in my prayers. Love you all!

  • I just loved me some Miss Erma. Such a delightful spirit. I loved her laugh. I could set with her just to watch her smile. A beautiful lady yes indeed!! I will miss you!

  • So sorry for your loss of your mom. I worked with Erma at Gorman Rupp in Bellville. We laughed and had a lot of fun as we worked. She was a good friend.
    Leveta Parker

  • So sorry to hear of the passing o your loved one, she was such a lovely lady, many blessings and prayers.

  • So sorry for the loss of Erma. Such a fun lady to be around. Enjoyed many good times with her in the North Liberty Garden Club. My thoughts are with you all.

  • So sorry to hear of Erma’s passing. She was such a sweet lady . Cherish your momories,Emily and Levi,she was a great lady. Don and Jackie (Pritchard) Strong

  • So very sorry to learn of Ermas passing. She was always so very kind and a big smile. Heaven received another angel!!

  • Rich, Ronnie and Bev, I am sorry for the loss of your mother, I know God will provide you enough strength to face your difficult times.
    Tom and Kim Dohn

  • Ron, Thinking of you My condolence to you and your family Cherish the memories Sincerely Dennis

  • Erma was one of the sweetest ladies anyone could know. We loved her. Her smile was contagious and her kindness was precious. You were blessed to have a mother loving you like Erma.

  • Erma was a wonderful lady. I am so glad that I was priviledged to spend time with her at Winchester Terrace. I will cherish the memories of Morning Exercise, Playing Cornhole, Cooking Club and especially her smiles. There is a Special Angel watching over us all. My thoughts are with you in the loss of your Mother.

    Annette Young
    Former Activity Director

  • We are thinking of you at this sad time. Lots of great family memories.

    Love, Roger and Jeannine

  • Ron, Rich & Bev – Your mother surely was a fine woman. I shall never forget how vert kind and considerate she was to my mom Ruth McDaniel.

  • Erma will be missed, she was a great woman who inspired me to become a better person myself. I am so truly sorry for your loss.