Rachel Roberts

BELLEFONTAINE - Rachel Roberts, 95, of Rushsylvania, passed away Friday evening, January 26, 2018 at Logan Acres Care Center. She was born in East Liberty on July 20, 1922 to the late Herschel V. and Bessie (McGinnis) Moore. Rachel married John M. Roberts on July 20, 1946 in Rushsylvania and he preceded her in death on July 25, 2012. She was also preceded in death by two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four brothers and three sisters.

Rachel was a member of Walnut Grove Methodist Church and was a Sunday school teacher. She was also a member of the Rhoda Circle. Rachel was a tremendous cook and enjoyed crocheting and reading. She was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan. In her younger days, Rachel worked at Harding Machine in East Liberty in support of the war effort, she was our very own "Rosie the Riveter."

Rachel is survived by her children: J. Michael (Debbie) Roberts of West Liberty, Jeanne (Rick) Marmon of Bellefontaine, Judy (Jim) Wolever of Bellefontaine, and Mel (Deb) Roberts of Rushsylvania; eleven grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pastors Daniel McCarty and Mike Roberts will conduct a celebration of Rachel's life and memories on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 11am at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Bellefontaine. A time of fellowship and meal will follow the service. A family burial will be in Rushsylvania Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Walnut Grove Methodist Church, 3731 Co. Rd. 12, Bellefontaine, OH 43311, or to the Logan Acres Nurses Scholarship, 2739 Co Rd. 91, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.

The family was assisted by the staff of EICHHOLTZ DARING & SANFORD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTER, Bellefontaine and online condolences may be expressed at

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Published in Weekly Currents from Jan. 30 to Jan. 31, 2018
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