Miriam Disbrow Selb Roberts, 97, born in Coytesville, to the late Leiverre Wellington and Anna Miriam Disbrow Selb, passed away at home in Ewing on Monday, November 5, 2012.
She graduated Hamilton High School (1931), graduated with her BS (1935), and later, MS from Trenton State Teachers College (TCNJ). Taking typing and shorthand courses she worked for Louis S. Kaplan, architectm, Heinemann Electric, and Warren Balderston as a secretary, and then taught in the New Hanover School District (1950-51) and Trenton Public Schools (1951 to retirement) as an elementary teacher. Several students have stayed in touch to this day. She was an active member and sang in the choir at the former States Street Methodist Church (which later merged with Trinity Methodist Church). The merged church built a new, beautiful sanctuary in Ewing. She served on the building committee for the new church, was president of the WSCS (now the UMW) for a time, and was a faithful, active participant until the last few years when her health was not always the best. She developed a loss of hearing and did not attend very often recently, but continued to pay her pledged offering.
She is survived by her daughter; Leonora (Lea) Miriam Roberts; her grandchildren: Deborah Anne Whitesell Comer; David Eric Whitesell and wife Liz; Donna Miriam Whitesell Allen and husband Myles; and Dawn Michelle Whitesell Fraser and husband, Bill; nine great-grandchildren; Joseph and Rachel Comer; Leonora and Michael Whitesell; Deidre Latoof and Daniel Allen; Billy; Brandon; and Austin Fraser; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Her only and younger brother; Leiverre Wellington (Bill to others) Selb, Jr. and a niece; Nancy Alice Selb Pakin are now deceased.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday (Nov. 10) at Trinity. Visiting will be in the church lounge where light refreshments will be served.
Her cremains will be buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, NY. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial gifts to the Trinity United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 1985 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08618.
Arrangements have been made with the Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Greenwood Avenue, Hamilton Township.www.saulfuneralhomes.com.