Roberta G. Barber, 92, formerly of Route 380 Sinclairville passed away Wednesday (December 11, 2019) in Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing, Gerry.
A lifelong area resident she was born July 22, 1927 in Conewango, the daughter of the late Garold and Doris Mett Brown.
Roberta was a graduate of Randolph High School and was a dedicated homemaker for most of her life. She along with her husband Loyd were foster parents and cared for numerous children.
Roberta was a member of the Farm Bureau, Centralia Grange, Garden Club and attended South Stockton Wayside Chapel.
Surviving are two sons: James L. (Susan) Barber, Otis W. (Patricia) Barber all of Sinclairivlle; a daughter Sandra (Steven) Wheeler of Coatesville, PA; eight grandchildren: David Barber, Cheryl Chase, Deborah Oakes, Erin Gray, Zachary Wheeler, Ashleigh Stroble, John Barber, Kathryn Wood; nineteen great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; two brothers: Clayton (Barbara) Brown, Leone (Janet) Brown; four sisters: Beatrice (Donald) Swanson, Oneita (Jack) Silliman, Althea (Walt) Harrington, Selva Thompson.
She was preceded in death by her husband Loyd T. Barber whom she married March 2, 1946 in Conewango Valley, who died November 25, 2012; a brother Harlow Brown; three sisters: Verlene Green, Arbutus Ortolano and Arminta Taylor.
The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Park United Methodist Church, 49 Sinclair Dr. Sinclairville. John Barber her grandson will officiate. Burial will be in Red Bird Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the church.
Memorial contributions may be donated to Chautauqua County 4-H Program c/o Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chaut. Co., 3542 Turner Rd., Jamestown, NY 14701 or a charity of one’s choice.