December 11, 1924 - January 15, 2021
RICHMOND, Ind. – Roberta Jean Sheffer, age 96, of Richmond, Indiana, died Friday, January 15, 2021, at Reid Health. Born December 11, 1924, in Richmond, Indiana, to Robert and Grace Wilson Lawrence, Roberta lived in Richmond most of her life. She was a 1942 graduate of Richmond High School. Roberta began working for Richmond Baking in 1942 and volunteered for the American Red Cross during the war. She later worked for Wilson and Terwilliger Architects and as secretary of the Rotary Club of Richmond. Roberta moved to Phoenix, Arizona, for several years and retired from GSAS Architects in 1991. She returned to Richmond, where she was an active member of First Christian Church. Roberta volunteered at the Reid Health Ginkgo Boutique and delivered many meals for Meals on Wheels. She knitted nearly 4,000 pairs of booties for Birthright and also hats and mittens for Head Start. Roberta enjoyed reading, playing Bridge, and traveling to spend time with her family. Survivors include her daughters, Pat Sheffer and Nancy Sheffer, both of Vancouver, Washington; daughter-in-law, Michele Sheffer of San Diego, California; grandchildren, Michael Sheffer of Dayton, Ohio, Serena Sheffer of Dallas, Texas, Stacia (John) McCormack of Santee, California, and Christopher Butz of Vancouver; sister, Anna Merle Posther of Kalamazoo, Michigan; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Engle; son, Thomas Joseph Sheffer; granddaughter, Angela Kovach; sister, Mary Helen Doyle; and brothers, Robert, Jerry, and Donald Lawrence. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we regret to inform you that services for Roberta Jean Sheffer will be private with Rev. Cindy Ploughe officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Birthright, 303 South 6th Street, Richmond, IN 47374 or First Christian Church, P.O. Box 216, Richmond, IN 47375. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
RICHMOND, Ind. – Roberta Jean Sheffer, age 96, of Richmond, Indiana, died Friday, January 15, 2021, at Reid Health. Born December 11, 1924, in Richmond, Indiana, to Robert and Grace Wilson Lawrence, Roberta lived in Richmond most of her... View Obituary & Service Information
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