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Bernice Louise Petty Roby

February 14, 1928 — November 12, 2019

Bernice Louise Petty Roby

Bernice Louise Petty Roby, age 91, of Bellefontaine, Ohio passed away Tuesday evening, November 12, 2019 at her home.

She was born in Lewistown, Ohio February 14, 1928, to the late Willard and Dora (Mattox) Shafer.  Bernice married William F. Petty July 15, 1944 in Springfield, and he preceded her in death September 14, 1990.  She later married James Alvin Roby October 27, 2001 in Bellefontaine, and he preceded her in death September 5, 2012.  Bernice was also preceded in death by her son, Fred L. Petty; five brothers, Robert, Vernon, Harold, Eugene, and Willard Shafer, Jr. and seven sisters, Mary Coonfare, Edna Roth, Edith Foreman, Wilma Beard, Annabelle Fridley, Lola Stevenson, and Evelyn Ransbottom.

Bernice is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Jerry Culp of Bellefontaine; daughter-in-law Vicki Dinovo of Bellefontaine; four grandchildren, Kimberly (Joe) Kirby, Tamara (Edward) VonStein, Kevin (Betsy) Culp, and Greg (Susan) Culp; ten great-grandchildren, Johnathen Kirby, Emily Kirby, Jacob VonStein, Alex VonStein, Olivia, Wil, and Benjamin Culp, Allison, Ryan, and Matthew Culp; a sister-in-law, Ladema Van Gundy of Wapakoneta, Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bernice was a member of the Bellefontaine First Church of God.  She enjoyed listening to gospel music – especially the Gaithers, working on word searches and watching RFD television shows.  Bernice loved the time she spent with her family.  She loved her savior Jesus, and lived her life in a way that caused everyone to want to have that same peace in their life.

Pastors Rob Starnes and Gary Brown will officiate the funeral service Saturday, November 16, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home Friday, November 15, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Burial will be at the Plum Cemetery in Lewistown.

E.T.

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Visitation

Friday, November 15, 2019

5:00 - 7:00pm

Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home of Bellefontaine

321 N Main St, Bellefontaine, OH 43311

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Funeral Service

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Starts at 10:00am

Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home of Bellefontaine

321 N Main St, Bellefontaine, OH 43311

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