Roberta R. Martin, born June 3, 1922 in Alma, Mich., passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 at NHC Healthcare in Oak Ridge, Tenn., where she had been a resident since May of 2014, when she became too disabled to be cared for at home. She moved to Tenn., in the fall of 2011 to live with her daughter, Julie and her husband JR.
She was preceded in death by daughter, Jane B. Martin in 2004, husband, Richard O. Martin in 2007 and daughter, Marsha R. Schopfin 2014.
Roberta was a generous, self-sacrificing and loving Mother of six children, ten grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren.
All who knew Roberta would agree that she was one feisty lady who didn't hesitate to make her opinions known, but who also had a kind, loving heart towards those who were hurting or in trouble. She was a big sports fan, with hockey being her favorite, and was a die-hard Detroit Red Wings fan. She was also a wonderful cook and loved to share with family, friends and neighbors.
Roberta is survived by her daughter, Mary Machan and husband Lee of Elizabethtown, Pa., Son, Don Robbins and wife Gloria of Mohawk, Mi., Son, Rod Robbins and wife Kris of Harbor Springs, Mi., and daughter, Julie Grey and husband JR of Clinton, Tn.
No formal service will be held at this time. A memorial service will be held at a later date.