SILVER CREEK - Viola R. Roberts, 83, of Angell Road, Silver Creek, died Saturday, September 15, at TLC/HN-Lake Shore Hospital, town of Hanover, following a short illness.
She was born in Buffalo, on September 1, 1929, the daughter of the late Charles and Stella (Loomis) Crook.
Mrs. Roberts was co-owner of the former Center Grape Farms, Silver Creek. She was a former member of Silver Chapter 288 Order of Eastern Star, Silver Creek, and former 4-H club Leader and Sunday school teacher. Mrs. Roberts hosted three students with American Field Service and became their representative for Chautauqua County. Her family was very important to her.
Viola R. Roberts
Survivors include two daughters: Cathy (Tom) Carlson and Connie (Carl) Cain, both of Silver Creek, a brother, Charles Crook of Leesburg, Fla., three sisters: Carol Schmittendorf of Eden, N.Y., Ellie Grichen, of Niagara Falls, N.Y. and Charlene Lehr of Lomita, Calif. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Thomas Roberts, whom she married February 12, 1949, in Hamburg, and who died June 6, 2009, by a son, Thomas Roberts, a daughter, Sandra Roberts and a brother, Herbert Crook.
There will be no visitation observed. Memorial services will be held at a later date. The time and place will be announced.
The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Hanover Hose Co. 1, c/o Steve Peters, 11919 Hanover Road, Silver Creek, NY 14136.
Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.
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