Owen A. Roberts
July 22, 1932 - February 11, 2017
Owen A. Roberts, 84, of Jonesville, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017, at his home. Born July 22, 1932, in Adams Township, he was the oldest child of Albert A. and Donelda A. (Miller) Roberts. Owen was a 1950 graduate of Jonesville High School and retired from Simpson Industries after many years of service at the Litchfield and Edon, Ohio, locations. He was a member of the Litchfield Congregational Church and a former member of the Harold Gardner Hand Bell Choir there. He was an avid fisherman and farmer, enjoyed woodworking, and was a music lover.
On January 8, 1982, he married Yvonne J. (Bender) and she survives. He is also survived by eight children, Jeanette Treadwell, Karen Chapman (Earl Toms), Tim Roberts (Teresa Rathbun), Jim Roberts (David Kohli), Dan (Julie) Roberts, Jeff (Heather) Roberts, Laurie (Terry) Rice, and Andrea Rossman; three sisters, Nona Guy of Henderson, NV, Nancy (Jack) Johnson of Allen, and Mary (Don) Hathaway of Enterprise, FL; two brothers, Bert (Sylvia) Roberts of Hillsdale and Don (Elaine) Roberts of Lynden, WA; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many special nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Marcia Arnold; and two brothers-in-law, Don Guy and Jim Arnold.
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at the Litchfield Congregational Church with Reverend Julie Yoder Elmore officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery in Litchfield. Visitation is scheduled Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel in Litchfield. Memorials are suggested to the Sarcoma Unit at the University of Michigan Hospital, Litchfield Congregational Church, or the Detroit Shriners Club.