Phyllis Ann Roberts, 80, of North Webster, IN passed away at 3:10 p.m. on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Syracuse, IN. She was born on February 28, 1941 in Sidney, IN to Wilbur Jay & Edith Marie (Witham) Haney.
She graduated in 1959 from Sidney High School as Salutatorian, attended Manchester College in North Manchester, IN, and graduated from Grace College in Winona Lake, IN. She received her master’s degree from St. Francis University in Fort Wayne. She was married on August 5, 1972 in Packerton, IN to Earl Lavon Roberts who preceded her on May 16, 2010. She retired from Wawasee Community School Corporation where she taught 3rd grade at North Webster Elementary for 36 years. After retirement she worked at Lance’s Food Market in North Webster and was co-owner / operator of Sonshine Preschool & Christian Academy in North Webster for 15 ½ years.
She grew up in Sidney and lived most of her life in the North Webster area. She attended Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church and formerly attended the North Webster Church of God. She was a member of the Indiana State Teacher’s Retirement and was a former member of the North Webster Lady Lions.
She is survived by:
Daughter – Wende Roberts of North Webster
3 Sisters - Rosemary Gagnon of North Manchester, Norma (Bert) Cramer of Culver, and Emma Duggins of South Whitley
3 Brothers – Ron (Jan) Haney of Wabash, Dale Haney of Hamilton, OH, and Jim (Jane) Haney of Leesburg
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and 2 brothers – Glenn & Howard Haney.
Visitation will be from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. on February 6, 2022 at Owen Family Funeral Home, St. Rd 13 & CR 500N, North Webster, IN. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 7, 2022 at the Mock Cemetery in North Webster, IN. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2022 at the Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, 1200 Kings Hwy., Winona Lake, IN.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, 1200 Kings Hwy., Winona Lake, IN 46590.