Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
May 18, 2012 1:00 pm EDT


LEXINGTON — Esther Eileen (Sowash) Roberts, 89, passed away May 16, 2012, following a short illness.

She was born in Lexington on March 23, 1923, to Howard and Alice (McFern) Sowash. Esther was the eldest daughter of four siblings, all of whom have preceded her in death.

Following graduation from Lexington High School in 1941, she married Richard T. Roberts on Oct. 3, 1942. She was an employee of Therm-O-Disc for 15 years, and the base operator for Roberts’ Topsoil and Excavating for 17 years. Esther was a charter member of Clear Fork Alliance Church.

Surviving are daughters, Shirley (Tom) Davidson and Sheila (Dan) VanLoo; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be today, May 18, at 2 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where friends will be received the hour prior from 1 to 2 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Michael Stine will officiate. Burial in Lexington Cemetery.

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