July 9, 1930 -- September 30, 2015
Roberta E. Stanley, 85, of Goshen, formerly of Hobart and Valparaiso, died
at 8:55 am on Wednesday, September 30, at Greencroft Health Care Center,
Goshen. She was born on July 9, 1930, in Robinson, IL, to Edward and
Nina (Burt) VanHorn. On April 14, 1951 in Gary she married John R., he
died September 13, 2015. Surviving are a daughter, Amy (Dan) Petry of
Bristol; two sons, Matthew Stanley of Williamsport, Mark (Donna) Stanley of
Shabbona, IL; six grandchildren, six great grandchildren, one step
granddaughter, two step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death
by her husband, parents, a brother, John VanHorn, two sisters, Eileen
Wilcoxon and Dorothy Forbes, a great granddaughter, Lily Jean Neeley.
Roberta loved being a homemaker and was very dedicated to it. She was a
member of Hobart Presbyterian Church in which she was active in the
women’s circle; she enjoyed sewing, gardening and cooking. She had
done clerical work in both dental and doctor offices. Visitation will be for
one hour prior to the 11:00 am funeral service on Saturday October 3, at the
Meeting House, located in the Greencroft Health Care North facility, 1904 S.
15th Street, Goshen. Services will be conducted by Pastor Nina Lanctot.
Burial will be in South Whitley Cemetery, South Whitley.
~ ~ ~ ~ Online Condolences ~ ~ ~ ~
Helen Keller once said: "All that we once enjoyed we can never lose-All that
we love deeply becomes a part of us" My deepest and heartfelt
condolences to Amy-her brothers and the whole family in the loss of their
mother-grandmother and great grandmother. I remember feeling so
welcome in the home of Mr. & Mrs Stanley when Amy & I would escape the
campus for a few days when we got the chance. May you all be comforted
by the many memories and the unconditional love she had for all of you.
That love remains and you are all a beautiful reflection of that love....
From: Diane Lucy
~ ~ ~ ~
Dear Dan and Amy,
Ann and I were sad to learn of the loss of Amy's Dad and Mom in such a
short time span. Blessings! Our prayers and thoughts are with you!
Love, from David and Ann Hendricks
Roberta E. Stanley