Donald Roberts

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SPENCERVILLE — Donald Roscoe Roberts, 73, died Dec. 20, 2013, at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born May 5, 1940, in Garrett, Ky., to Roscoe and Lizzie McKee Roberts, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 8, 1958, he married Marcia Lee Shinaberry, who survives.

Mr. Roberts retired in 2003 after 44 years of service, working in maintenance at the Lima Ford Engine plant. He was a member of United Auto Workers union Local 1219 and enjoyed working on his old Ford cars.

Survivors also included three children, Donald R. Roberts Jr., of Spencerville, David Lee (Melody) Roberts, of Elida, and Kathy Joanne (Ronald E.) Hahn, of St. Marys; and 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He had 11 siblings.

As per his wishes, there will be no visitation or public services.

Memorial contributions may be made to for Jimmy Swaggart Ministries.

Condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements are by Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville.

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Published in The Lima News from Dec. 21 to Dec. 22, 2013
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