Naomi E. Roberts, 77, Warsaw, died March 10 at 11:20 a.m., at the Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. She was born July 11, 1936 in Rochester to William and Eunice (Geiser) Blocher.
Naomi was a 1954 graduate of Silver Lake High School. She was a member of TOPS, VA 147 and chartered #531 for over 20 years. She first married Aaron Richardson in 1954 and later married James Roberts on Dec. 30, 1978; he died January 2002. Naomi was an arts and crafts teacher and retailer.
She is survived by two sons, Darrell (Jenny) Richardson, Somerset, and Dallas (Trisch) Richardson, Mentone; a daughter, Joyce (Larry) Casler, Mesa, Ariz.; one brother, George (Joan) Blocher, Virginia Beach, Va., and three sisters, Ruth (Everett) Wrightsman, Wakarusa, Lois (Lavern) Miller, Goshen and Gladys Davis, Rossville. Surviving step children include Chuck (Sandra) Roberts, Topeka, Kan., Linda (Joe) Dinan, Baltimore, Md., Jimmy (Kathy) Roberts, Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Wanda Elliot, Virginia Beach, Va., and Angie Blocher, Warsaw. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and her close friend, Chuck Richards. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a grandson, Noah Ross.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 14 at 11 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, with Rev. Gene Gephart officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 13 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., also for one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Eel River Old German Baptist Cemetery, Silver Lake.