Dolores Marie Roberts


Dolores Marie Roberts went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 17, 2022, at the age of 87. She was born in Jabez, Kentucky on August 14, 1935. She married Ottis Denver Roberts (her sweetheart) on March 6, 1954. He preceded her in death on September 4, 1985.

She is survived by her children Charles D. Roberts, Kathy Denise (Dave) Wilson and Kenneth Dale (Lora) Roberts, grandchildren Andrea Wilson, Stephanie (Geoff) English, Bethany (Keith) Muhlenkamp, Brandon (Whitney) Roberts, Krysta (Adam) Logan, Eleanor (Ben) Hernly, great-grandchildren Colin and Sophia Claspell, Addison and Troy English, Greta and Hollis Muhlenkamp, Breckin and David Roberts and Rayna, Renley and Rylan Logan. She is also survived by brothers and sisters, Virginia Polston, Margaret Wiggington, Jimmy (Janice) Polston, Phyllis (Donald) Wiggington, Garry (Lula) Polston, Larry (Cheryl) Polston and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted by Rev. Jimmy Polston at First Separate Baptist Church 25 Bixler Rd. Indianapolis on August 20, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. Calling will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of the service. The burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, Indiana.

She is also preceded in death by her parents, Jim B. Polston and Eva Pearl Polston and brother-in-law Lonzo Wiggington.

Marie was widowed in her late 40s after lovingly caring for her husband for several years. Although she was very shy, she had to overcome that and learn to function in a world that she had previously been protected from. Marie always had a smile no matter what life sent her way. She spent her whole life serving God and her ultimate desire was for her family and friends to serve Him as well and join her in Heaven someday. She loved southern gospel music. However, Bluegrass was not a favorite. She started singing in her early childhood with her family and in her early married life sang with the Springtime Gospel Quartet. After having their own family, Marie and Ottis sang with their children as The Roberts Family. She loved her family deeply and considered her son-in-law and daughter-in-law as her own children. Marie enjoyed having her grandchildren for sleepovers and she always provided their favorite treats, lots of love and fun times full of laughter. Her time spent with grandchildren included teaching them how to sew, cooking lessons and driving lessons. She was the best at making each grandchild feel loved and as if they were her favorite.

Based on all the sweet messages and words that have been shared by neighbors, church family and friends, it is evident that Marie was loved by many people. Her family already feel a huge void but are comforted with the knowledge that she is rejoicing now in the presence of God. Her family will focus on the sweet memories that are left behind and the hope that we can see her again someday if we also accept the Christ that she served faithfully her entire life. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Separate Baptist Mission Inc., c/o Jimmie McGaha P.O. Box 321 Taylorsville, Indiana 47280.

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