Mary Lee Roberts, nee Bertelsman, 71, formerly of Centralia, Ill., born Aug. 28, 1944, in Belleville, Ill., passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at the First Health Hospice Care Center in Pinehurst, N.C.
She was the second of seven children born to the late Leo J. and Florine L., nee Jarvis, Bertelsman.
Mary was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Belleville. She was a quality control inspector at Rockwell International in Centralia, Ill., where she was employed for 23 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Dustin Roberts; and her brothers, Leo Bertelsman and Ralph Bertelsman.
Mary's survivors include her two children, Dale Roberts Jr. (Kelly Reich) of Whispering Pines, N.C., and Laura Lee Hollenkamp (Rick Hollenkamp) of Versailles, Ky.; eight grandchildren blessed her life, Stephanie Roberts Cribbett of Riverton, Ill., Tyler Roberts of Laurenburg, N.C., Ryan Roberts of Whispering Pines, N.C., Lindsey Hollenkamp Graddy of Nashville, Tenn., Stacey Hollenkamp Lucks of Laguna Niguel, Calif., Andrew Hollenkamp of Davenport, Fla., and Adam Hollenkamp of Versailles, Ky.; she adored her six great-grandchildren, Suzette Cribbett, Isaac, Eli and David Graddy, Samuel Roberts and Casey Roberts.
Mary is also survived by two brothers and two sisters. Judy (Denny) Meirink of Odin Ill., Steve (Judy) Bertelsman and William Bertelsman of Belleville, Ill., and Patricia Sankus of Fairview Heights, Ill.
Funeral: A service will be held in loving memory for Mary at 1 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2016 at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, 10101 West Main St., Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on May 29, 2016