Nancy Wiltshire Roberts
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July 2, 2014
Nancy Wiltshire Roberts of Fort Myers, Florida passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 with her loving family at her side. She was 76 years old.
She was born on November 18, 1937 in Fort Myers, the daughter of Elizabeth "Libby" (Hartsfield) and Warren "Bud" Wiltshire. Throughout her life Nancy remained a local resident. She attended Fort Myers High School and was a band majorette. Following graduation, Nancy attended the University of Florida before beginning a career at 1st Federal Savings and Loan of Fort Myers where she advanced to become Vice President of the Savings Department. She was blessed with four sons and spent numerous years watching them participate in Baseball and Football from Little League and Pop Warner through High School.
Despite the demands of family and work, Nancy found a way to remain very active in the community. She was a longtime supporter of the Edison Pageant of Light, Southern Dames and a 50-plus year member of the Fort Myers Women's Community Club. She was also a devoted Christian and lifelong member of Saint Luke's Episcopal Church.
Nancy leaves behind four sons Tris Roberts (Mioara) of Golden Gate, Mike Roberts of Lake City, Ric Roberts (Debbie) of Fort Myers and Ron Roberts (Amy) of Charlotte, North Carolina; her six grandchildren John, Emma, Kasey, Molly, Adan and Evan; her two brothers Jim Wiltshire (Susan) of Gainesville and Warren B. Wiltshire Jr. (R.J.) of Fort Myers; her Aunt Shirley Wiltshire and special cousin Nancy Pollock plus numerous nieces and nephews and other family members. She also leaves behind two special friends Kathy Chappelle and Mary Jo Cooksey along with many other people who were proud to call her a friend.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation in Nancy's memory to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, Florida 33908, (239) 482-4673.
A Memorial Service for Nancy will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Saint Luke's Episcopal Church, 2635 Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, (239) 334-2479. She will thereafter be laid to rest during a private committal ceremony in the Fountain Garden at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Those who wish to offer condolences to the family at this time are urged to visit Nancy's memorial webpage at www.fortmyersmemorial.com and sign the guestbook.
Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery
1589 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers , FL 33907
Published in The News-Press on July 10, 2014