Age 99, died Thursday April 18, 2013, in Meadow Manor East Nursing Home, in Terre Haute, Ind. She was born in her parent’s Goshen home, overlooking the old Erie Canal (Lock 14) near St. Rt. 416 and the Tuscarawas River (south of New Philadelphia) on January 31, 1914. She was next to the youngest of nine chidren of Robert Donnelson Carlisle, Jr. and Elizabeth Stoeklin Carlisle. The Robert Donnelson Carlisle, Sr. family emigrated from Dunbartenshire, Scotland (near Glasgow) in the late 19th century. At the time of her death, she was the oldest living graduate of Midvale High School, having graduated in May, 1931. Roberta was predeceased by all of her lovaeable siblings as well as by her faithful and treasured lifelong companion, Edward Charles Warner who died of pancreatic cancer on July 17th, 1983. Roberta and Edward were married on Christmas morning 1934, in the living room of her uncle, John D. Carlisle performing the ceremony. They celebrated doubly every Christmas morning.
She is survived by one son, Edward Allen Warner, a grandson Aaron Thomas Warner and his wife Karla; and two great-grandsons, William and Journey Warner, all of Terre Haute. She is survived by a great- granddaughter Christa Lynn Warner Cruz and two great-granddaughters Emily and Tessa Cruz, of Arlington Heights of North Chicago Ill.
The family will greet guests on Monday April 29th, from 4-7 in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral home and Crematory at New Phila. An additional hour of visitation will be held in the funeral home’s chapel from 9-10 a.m. where Elder Ron Harmon will lead a celectration of life service at 10 a.m. Roberta and her husband were life-long members of the Community of Christ Church, in New Philadelphia’s southside. In honoring their committment to the congregation, the family suggests momorial contributions be directed to Community of Christ Church, 515-Church Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663. The obit appears in its entirety on www.timesreporter.com.