Roberta Miller
Roberta Miller
VAN WERT, Ohio — Roberta Miller, 86, of Van Wert, passed away Tuesday morning at Lima Memorial Hospital.

She was born on Feb. 20, 1933, in Bluffton, Ohio, the daughter of the late Theodore E. and Rosina I. (Gratz) Stepleton. On June 19, 1953, she married John Thomas Miller who also preceded her in death on June 12, 2010.

Roberta is survived by four daughters, Chrisanne Turner of Van Wert, Barbara (Gary) Showalter of Van Wert, Kathy Brake of Ohio City, and Nancy (Kurt) Conn of Van Wert; a son, Jim (Tracy) Miller of Mustang, Oklahoma; a brother, Theodore S. (Kate) Stepleton of Lima; two sisters-in-law, Rosemary Stepleton of Lima and Nancy Stepleton of Toledo; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild due in February; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, Roberta was preceded in death by two sons-in-law, George Brake and Glenn Turner; her twin brother, Robert A. Stepleton; brother, James K. Stepleton; and a sister-in-law, Evelyn Heath.

She was a 1951 graduate of Van Wert High School. She had attended Kingsley United Methodist Church then later First United Methodist Church in Van Wert. Roberta had worked at Central Mutual Insurance before marriage and raising her family. She lived for her Lord and her family and was an avid supporter of her husband and his varied interests. This included her shooting a 10-point buck with a cross bow. She was often found at her grandchildren’s sporting events and other activities. She was active in the Class of 1951 monthly meetings and on their alumni committee.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at First United Methodist Church in Van Wert with Pastor Chris Farmer officiating. Interment will follow at Tomlinson Cemetery in Union Township, Mercer County. Calling hours are 4 - 8 p.m. Monday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.

Preferred memorials are to the Van Wert High School Band or First United Methodist Church.