“Roberta was a lovely lady. Her close friend, Virgina Dorwart, would speak highly of her during our working years together. They had sung in the...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Mrs. Nevanka Fulk - Ashland, OH
“Roberta was my secretary when I became pastor of Peace Lutheran Church and she served as a faithful and loyal secretary for 6 years. She was a...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: richard beal - Ashland, OH
“Roberta was always friendly, warm, and caring.
3 of 4 | Posted by: Roger D. Osborn
“Mrs. Farley...that is how I knew her...was always so nice to me. Even when I had not seen her for years she remembered me when our paths would cross...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Kristie (Taggart) Plank - Sebring, FL
RobertaFarley (nee Rathbun), 89, of Ashland passed away on April 6, 2012 at Kingston of Vermilion Nursing Facility after a short illness. She was born August 15, 1922 in Norwalk, Ohio. Roberta was a 1940 graduate of New London High School, New London, Ohio. She moved to Ashland in 1966 and was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church. She had a 52 year secretarial career in the New London and Ashland area. She was an active volunteer in her church, the Ashland County Democratic Party, and as a literacy tutor for the Ashland Public Library. Her interests included calligraphy, painting, reading, crocheting, and attending concerts and plays with friends.
Surviviors include sons Steven (Patricia) of Vermilion, Ohio and Michaeal of San Jose, California, grand-daughter Cara, and great-grandson Patrick. She was preceded in death by her husband William "Bill" in 1972 and her parents George Clare and Elsie Ann Rathbun (nee Perry).
Private burial will take place at the Fitchville Cemetery and a gathering celebrating Roberta's life will be held later this summer. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to one's favorite charity.
Online condolences may be made at www.dovinreberjones.com.