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Roberta 1941 - 2017 "Berti" Will

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Roberta 1941 - 2017 "Berti" Will Obituary
Will, Roberta "Berti" 1941 - 2017
Roberta "Berti" Will, a Columbus, Ohio native and long-time resident of Brunswick Forest in Leland died Sunday the 22nd of October at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington, NC. Born in 1941, in Columbus, Ohio, Berti graduated from Upper Arlington High School in 1959. She attended the Ohio State University where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority and in 1963 received her Bachelor of Arts in Education. After graduation from Ohio State she taught home economics for a number of years. She then took time off to raise her son, Robert. When he went to college, she resumed her career in the school system as a substitute teacher and technology specialist at Jones Middle School. She was a long time active member of First Community Church, where she was a member of Guild Group V. She was also a member of the Ohio State Alumni Association and a member of The Pleasure Guild of Children's Hospital. She was also a founding member of the "Culture Vultures". She is survived by her husband of 51 years, David Will; and their son, Robert Will, his wife, Aileen Will and grandson, Peyton; her sister, Jeanne Tolford and her niece, Jenni Popp. Memorial gifts may be made to the First Community Church Foundation, 1320 Cambridge Blvd., Columbus, Ohio 43212 or the ALS Association of North Carolina, 4 N. Blount St., Raleigh, NC 27601. Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 525 Village Road, Leland, NC 28451, 910-383-3511 has been entrusted with the arrangements. A celebration of life reception will be held at the Cape Fear National Clubhouse on November 5 from 3-5 p.m. in Brunswick Forest. In Columbus, Ohio of a celebration of life service will be held at First Community Church on November 24 at 2 p.m. Share memories and condolences with the family at www.wilmingtoncares.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 5, 2017
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