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Wilma J. Roberts

Sep. 30, 1944 – March 20, 2022

Wilma J. Roberts, 77, of Lapel, passed away on Sun., March 20, 2022, at Harbour Manor in Noblesville following an extended illness.

She was born on Sep. 30, 1944, in Zanesville, Ohio to Eugene Cooper and Wilma Pauline (Ruby) Cooper.

Mrs. Roberts attended Zanesville High School in Ohio. She was a homemaker her entire life. She loved to crochet, bowl, and loved to garden while taking care of her flowers.  She enjoyed playing cards with her friends and family.  Mrs. Roberts adored her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughters Lorie Roberts of Lapel, Terrie (Doug) Huntzinger of Lapel and Mindy Roberts of Russiaville; brothers Earl (Ina) Ruby of Zanesville, Ohio and Alan (Georgianna) Cooper of Zanseville; sister, Julie (Mike) Rice of Zanesville; grandchildren Brandi (Reggie) Carder, Bryce Flowers, Danielle (Blane) Trinkle, Jake (Krista) Huntzinger, James (Jeni) Pigg and Katie Pigg; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Ann Blackmond.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Roberts; a sister, Janet Brenlish; and her grandson, Brandon Carder.

A funeral service is scheduled to be held at 1 p.m. on Fri., March 25, 2022, at Hersberger-Bozell Funeral Home, 1010 North Main Street, Lapel, Ind., with Chaplain Phil Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery.

Visitation is scheduled to be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fri., March 25, 2022 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences can be made at www.hersbergerbozell.com.