Marilyn G. Roberts, age 98 of West Grove, PA, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2023 in hospice care at Christiana Hospital. Marilyn was the wife of the late Frank B. Roberts, with whom she shared 67 years of marriage prior to his passing in 2014.
Born 1924 in Kansas City, KS, Marilyn was the daughter of the late Chester Eugene Graves and the late Anita P. Kazmaier. Following 2 years of study at Mary Washington College, Marilyn worked for an advertising agency. During this time, she attended evening classes at The Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art (presently, the University of the Arts).
Throughout her lifetime, Marilyn was an active member of P.E.O., an organization that provides support through scholarships and grants to help women advance through education.
Marilyn was a creative soul and an artist at heart. She was a talented painter, doll maker and seamstress. She loved to listen to opera. Marilyn had a unique sense of humor and loved to laugh. She also enjoyed travel and was a lifelong learner, which kept her sharp all throughout her nineties. Marilyn was a social butterfly. She enjoyed talking to others and was an even better listener, always happy to lend an ear.
Many will miss Marilyn’s warmth, care and friendship.
Marilyn is survived by five children, Julia Brown (Bill), Cindy Darcey (Jim), Doug Roberts (Jill), Jeff Roberts (Penny) and Emily Matthews (David); one sister, Marjorie Ericson; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; as well as many friends.
Services details for Marilyn are forthcoming and her online obituary will be updated accordingly.
Marilyn’s family kindly requests that donations in Marilyn’s memory be made to P.E.O. (P.E.O. Foundation, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312), Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church (101 Old Kennett Road, Wilmington, DE 19807), Metropolitan Opera Saturday Matinee Broadcasts, (Support the Met Broadcasts Campaign, The Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center, New York, NY 10023).
Arrangements by Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove, PA.
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