Elsie Rose Roberts, 73, Staunton, died Jan. 30, 2010, at 9 a.m., at Royal Oaks Healthcare Facility.
She was born Jan. 27, 1937, in Brazil, the daughter of Alvin and Helen Fox Morris. On Aug. 3, 1952, she married Charles E. Roberts, and together they raised their family in the Staunton area. Charles preceded her in death Dec. 21, 2001.
In her work career, Elsie was employed at the Windbreaker Plant and then later worked for the Clay Community School Corporation as a custodian. She taught art education at Rosedale School for a time and later worked in dietary at Holly Hills Healthcare Facility.
Elsie enjoyed attending church at the Nazarene Community Church in Cory. Her life-long passion has come from art. She enjoyed pencil drawing, working in oil paint, doing landscapes and actually any form of art she found enjoyment in.
She is survived by her three children Rick Roberts (Bonnie Greenlee), Brazil, Kathy McCullough (Tom), Staunton, and Tommy Roberts (Yvonne), Greencastle, nine grandchildren Tammy, Teresa, Timothy, Troy, Bill, Whitney, Kelly, Brian and Chad, 19 great-grandchildren, two sisters Marilyn Walton, Brazil, Sue Tupes, Rosedale, two brothers Charles Morris (Vicky) and Jerry Morris (Carla), Brazil, several nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Services will be held Tuesday, at 1 p.m., at Lawson-Miller Chapel, with Pastor Rick Parsons officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Light a candle in her memory at www.lawson-millerchapel.com.