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Obituary of Marie Ann Roberts
Marie Roberts passed away on April 7, 2023 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Springfield. She was 84 years in age and is survived by her husband of 42 years, Bernie; a son Mark and his wife Molly; a step-son, Mike and his wife Tammy; a step-daughter, Michelle (deceased) and the spouses of her children. She also had 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, as well as 4 nephews; Greg, Chris, Allen and Macon and 2 nieces; Tammy and Nila. She loved all of them dearly and enjoyed time spent with them.
She was born on November 2, 1938 in Sabetha, Kansas and was the second child of Rudolph & Janet Haffner. The family left Kansas in 1943 and headed to Oregon where they settled in the Monroe area. Her father started a farming operation and continued raising crops until his retirement. She helped out on the farm during the summers while on school vacations.
Marie attended schools in the local area and graduated in 1956 from Monroe
High School with the highest academic honors. She went on to Oregon State University where she completed her freshman year. She elected not to continue and ended her college career.
Reading novels was one of her favorite things to do. She also loved to sing at church, with church groups and with the Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers' group. She loved to play the organ and she loved to take rides in the VW convertible she had several years ago.
She had a passion for cats and was known for feeding any and all cats that would come to the back yard for free meals and the attention of her.
Marie was a long-time employee of the State of Oregon retiring at the age 55 following 30 years of service. She was a quality control supervisor in the Adult & Family Services Division.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 22 at 2 pm at the Church of God 7th Day, 820 Diamond Hill Road in Harrisburg. She has been laid to rest at the West Lawn Cemetery, 225 S. Danebo Road in Eugene. No graveside service is planned.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Marie Roberts, please visit Tribute Store