Roberta M. Brinegar, 92

Roberta M. Brinegar, 92, Wabash, died at 4:06 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at Parkview Wabash Hospital.

She was born in Lafayette on Jan. 27, 1924, to the late Gloe and Goldie (Deboy) Deardorff. She graduated from Linlawn High School in the class of 1942. She married Edward B. Brinegar in Wabash on April 25, 1942. He died on Feb. 18, 2000.

Roberta faithfully lived out her faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was a member of Wabash Alliance, and formerly the Wabash Christian Church. She was very interested in sharing the gospel and hosted Child Evangelism Good News Clubs at her home. Roberta spent most of her life as a housewife, and worked at Kroger Egg Exchange, Data View and Wagner Industries.

She is survived by one son, Ronald L. (Teresa) Brinegar of Gold Canyon, Ariz.; a daughter, Patricia M (Richard) Kirby, Wabash; three grandsons, Craig (Michelle) Kirby and Corey Kirby of Fort Wayne,  and Bob (Laura) Brinegar, Sonora, Calif,,  and three granddaughters, Cheryl (Jeff) Height, Railroad Flat, Calif., Susan (Joe) Lewis, Dayton, Nev., and Heidi VanPatten, Carson City, Nev., one stepgrandson, David (Rachael) Martinez, Glendale, Ariz., and one stepgrandaughter, Kerie Hawkins, Washington, D.C., 25 great-grandkids and 24 great-great-grandkids.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Larry Brinegar, and a grandson, Jimmy Lee Ballschmidt, and a sister, Doris Haverstock.

She lived in Wabash all her life, and was raised by Rella and George Niccum of Wabash, spending summers in Lafayette with her dad during her school years. The last seven years, she lived in Gold Canyon, Ariz., with her son Ron and daughter-in-law, Teresa (Terri) until April when she moved into Augusta Cottage at Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Centre of Wabash.

Funeral services will be at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue in Wabash. on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Tom Curry officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories, 11201 S. Marion Road -35, Marion, Indiana. Preferred memorials are the Wabash Alliance Church or Child Evangelism. Visitation for family and friends will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m.

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Posted on 2016 Oct 04