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Roberta Mae Wasem

Roberta M. Wasem, 75, of Lancaster, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the OSU Medical Center. She was born September 29, 1941 in Lancaster, OH to the late Robert T. and Mae E.  (Stebleton) Shupe.
Roberta was a graduate of Amanda H.S. and Ohio University-Lancaster. She worked for 10 years in the office of the Late Dr. F. C. Ayers of Amanda, and later as a librarian at Pickerington Elementary School for 14 years. She was a storyteller, preforming for many years with the group DO TELL. Roberta belonged to a neighborhood Euchre group and was a member of the Fairfield County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society and volunteered at the Genealogy Library. She spent many happy years working on genealogy.
She is survived by her husband of over 50 years, Lewis E. Wasem, whom she married on June 18, 1966; daughters, Traci Fox of Lancaster and Kelli (fiancé Mark Campbell) Dennis of Pickerington; grandchildren, Dakota and Willow Fox and Emily Dennis; sister, Rita (Steve) Hummel of Chillicothe; brothers, Ramon (Elsie) Shupe, and Bob (Dianna) Shupe both of Amanda; sister-in-law Judy Shupe also of Amanda; and many nieces and nephews including god children Renata Quijada and Renee Geyer.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Karen and her brother Rex.
Funeral Service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Taylor Funeral Home in Amanda with Rev. Diana Gugel officiating. Cremation will follow and a private burial at Amanda Twp. Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Sunday from 2-7 P.M. and one hour prior to service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fairfield County Chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society, the Kidney Foundation, or the American Cancer Society in Roberta’s memory.

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Lew, I am so proud of you in caring for Roberta. You and Roberta are not only my 1st cousins but best friends. I am so sorry for your loss. Roberta will never be forgotten. She is an always be the master Shupe Genealogist. You have all my love and hugs.

Nancy Liddell May 30 2017 12:00 AM

Enjoyed being around Roberta. She was a very sweet person. Sorry to her friends and relatives for your loss.

Joyce Carr May 1 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Lewis, Traci and Kelli,

We are deeply sorry for the loss of your wife, best friend and mother.  You are all in our hearts and prayers through this most difficult time.

Love, Joyce and Chris

Joyce Hill May 1 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Lew and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.
Frank and Joyce

Frank and Joyce Melick Apr 30 2017 12:00 AM

Love you, Aunt Roberta!  Missing you, until we see you again someday.

Jodi McDaniel Apr 30 2017 12:00 AM

Lou and Family,

So sorry for your loss!  
Thoughts and Prayers!

John and Beth

John Hoch Apr 29 2017 12:00 AM

I was blessed to work with Roberta at Pickerington Elementary. Her love of people big and small was evident in her smile, voice and kindness.Her storytelling was captivating to all of us. She made my world a better place.  God Bless your family in this difficult time.     Mary Eaton

Mary Eaton Apr 29 2017 12:00 AM

Lew i am so sorry for you and your family.  You are in my thoughts and prayers. Kay

Kay Hennis Apr 29 2017 12:00 AM

I love you Grandma . Thank you for being you !

Emily Dennis Apr 29 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Lew, Traci, and Kelli,
I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all.
Love through Christ,
Patti and Bob Shamansky

Patti Ferguson Shamansky Apr 29 2017 12:00 AM

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