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Edna Mae Roberts, 97, of Clarks Summit, died Wednesday evening, April 4, at Abington Manor in Clarks Summit. She was the widow of the late John Thomas Roberts who died in 1986.


Born in Dubois, Edna was the daughter of the late Henry and Alice Roberts Shaffer. She was a graduate of Throop High School. Through her many years Edna worked as a seamstress and during World War II was a factory worker, building crystals for radios and hand grenades. During the Vietnam War, she sewed cargo netting and ratchet tie-downs for the military. She was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church, Buckingham, and attended Heritage Baptist Church of Clarks Summit. Edna was a woman of great faith, trusting her Savior as Lord in 1932. She enjoyed tatting and solving crossword puzzles, as well as bird watching and spending time with her family.


The family would like to thank Dr. Boyarski and staff, Susan and the staff at Abington Manor, Commonwealth Hospice of Northeast Pa., and family and friends for their support, prayers, cards and visits through her dementia journey.


Surviving is a son Richard and wife Rebecca, Clarks Summit with whom she resided for the past five years; a daughter Patricia Ann Roberts Blumberg and husband Norman, Doylestown; four grandchildren Rachel Constantinescu and husband Andrei, McKinney, Texas; Ryan Roberts and wife Jessica, Los Angeles, Calif.; Renee Roberts, Houghton, N.Y.; Tara Ann Giles and husband Thomas, Lansdale; a great granddaughter Shayla Ann Giles, Lansdale; a sister Dorothy Phelps, Middletown N.Y.; a brother Rev. Kenneth Tapper and wife Jean, Throop; and several nieces and nephews.


Four sisters preceded her in death: Dorothy Bolam, Mary Williams, Geraldine Ashman, and Virginia Rodney; and a brother Thomas Tapper.


In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in memory of Edna may be made to the Heritage Baptist Church Building Fund or Commonwealth Hospice of Northeast PA, 746 Jefferson Ave, Scranton, PA 18510. To sign the online guestbook, go to: www.lawrenceeyoungfuneralhome.com.

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