Roberta F. Wirtz, age 88 of Greenville, passed away 5:40 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2022, at the Donnell – Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Visitation will be held 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 24, at the Donnell – Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorials may be made to Mt. Auburn Cemetery Association.
Roberta, the daughter of James and Versie (Brooks) Smith, was born June 18, 1934, in Cook County, Illinois. She was one of ten children. Roberta married Vernie Wirtz on August 12, 1967. They enjoyed 36 years together. Vernie passed away July 19, 2003.
Roberta worked 42 years at Peterson Spring Factory. She retired at the age of 74. Roberta loved her family, spending time with grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She enjoyed gardening, yard sales, canning, and making the best fudge at Christmas.
Roberta attended the Baptist Church.
She is survived by three children: John Berry and wife Peggy of Greenville, Martha Grawe and husband Craig of Keyesport, and Jeanette Faircloth and husband Brent of Sparta. Loving grandmother to: Lauri Sampson (Duane) of Las Vegas, David Kious of Greenville, Pam Stone (Shawn) of Keyesport, Ryan McClellan (Jamie) of Red Bud, Jonathan Berry of Greenville, Kimberly Foppe (Brandon) of Breese, Chris Shaw (Sara) of Greenville, Travis Shaw of Greenville, and Trevor Shaw (Sara) of Alhambra and a host of great and great-great grandchildren. Also surviving is her sister Marcella Diehl and husband Jim of Hardinsburg, Kentucky.
Preceded in death by her parents, husband Vernie, daughter Jeannie Wirtz, son Earl Shaw and son Merle Shaw, siblings: Cletus Smith, James Allen Smith, Paul Smith, John Smith, Bill Smith, Margwen Benham, Dorothy Henderson, and Alma Jean Smith.