Jo Ann Phyllis Roberts

1929 - 2020

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Jo Ann Phyllis (Hamlin) Roberts, 90, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2020, at Blanchard Valley Hospital. She was born August 27, 1929, in North Baltimore to Carl and LaVon (Miller) Hamlin. She graduated from North Baltimore High School in 1947 and attended BGSU. Jo Ann worked at Marathon Oil Company and Norbalt Rubber Company. She loved gardening and won the NB Garden Club Award for her flowers. In her later years, Jo Ann enjoyed watching birds (except blackbirds, who stole all the seed). She married Ray E. Roberts of Continental on July 9, 1950. In 1976, Jo Ann and Ray opened Roberts IGA in North Baltimore. She is survived by her brother, Leland (JoAnn) Hamlin of Findlay; son, Larry (Suzanne) Roberts of Port Clinton and their daughters: Nicole (Ross) Gahn and Stephanie Wadsworth; daughter, Kristi (Jeff) Bryant of Findlay and their daughters: Mandie (Josh) Meinerding and Chelsie Bryant; son, Timothy (Julia) Roberts of Van Buren and their children: Austin (Heather) Roberts, Logan Roberts, and Olivia (Matt) Casey; daughter, Sandra Coburn of Gorham, Maine, and her children: Matt and MacKenzie Coburn; and six great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jo Ann Roberts’ memory to St. James United Methodist Church in North Baltimore and The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation of Northwest Ohio. Due to present circumstances, a celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.coldrencrates.com.


Service Information

  • Service Location:

    [Map]

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  • Final Resting Place:

    New Maplewood Cemetery [Map]

    North Baltimore, Ohio

  • Contributions:

    St. James United Methodist Church - Roberts
    201 Second St
    North Baltimore, OH 45872

    Susan G. Komen Foundation - Roberts
    P.O. Box 650309
    Dallas, TX 15268-0309

  • Instructions:

    A celebration of life will be held at a later date.



Condolences For Jo Ann Phyllis Roberts

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To : Kristi Bryant
Date :Friday, March 20th 2020
From : Jane Heringhaus
Kristi, I am so very sorry to hear about the death of your mother. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. She lived a long and wonderful life.
I know how difficult it is to loose a mother. You were so good to her. May wonderful memories bring you peace and comfort. Love and hugs to you, my dear friend. Jane Heringhaus



To : The Roberts kids - Larry Kristi Tim and Sandy
Date :Friday, March 20th 2020
From : One of the Kelley Kids - Laura
My heart goes out to your entire family as you mourn the passing of your mom. May the memories you made while she lived sustain you in this time of loss. She loved you all tenderly. God calls us all home and she is safe in the arms of Jesus as one of Gods newest angels. Love deeply and Treasure each other. JoAnn and Ray will be missed forever from the Ole Tarr Street pioneers group!



To : Kristi Bryant
Date :Friday, March 20th 2020
From : Maile Doyle
Dear Kristi, my sincere condolences as you grieve the loss of your mother. Shat a wonderful daughter she had in you. It is so very difficult to say goodbye to ones mother...I know. May God hold you tightly as you celebrate her life and mourn her loss. Blessings, dear friend. Maile Doyle



To : Kristi
Date :Friday, March 20th 2020
From : Lyn Benavides
My sympathy for your loss . You were most kind to attend visitation last winter when my dad passed . You are a very dear friend .



To : Kristi
Date :Friday, March 20th 2020
From : Lyn Benavides
My sympathy for your loss . You were most kind to attend visitation last winter when my dad passed . You are a very dear friend .



To : Robert's Family
Date :Friday, March 20th 2020
From : Jeremy Sharninghouse
My sincere condolences. JoAnn like Ray always treated me like family. It was always great seeing her, when we ran into her out eating. My prayers and thoughts are with your family.



To : Kristi Jeff and family
Date :Friday, March 20th 2020
From : Lissa Joe Streacker
Kristi, our sympathy is with you for the loss of your beautiful mother. She was one of a kind. Your memories of the love she shared with you will comfort you along the way. Take Care , Lissa & Joe



To : Sandy
Date :Friday, March 20th 2020
From : Kathi
Sandy and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I pray you find comfort in your memories and in your family. Take care my friend.



To : Kristi Jeff and family
Date :Saturday, March 21st 2020
From : Sherri Koss
Kristi, May you find peace and comfort as you celebrate your mother and the wonderful life she lived. You have been a beautiful example of an amazing daughter who so lovingly took care of her mother.
Blessings to you & your family, Tracy & Sherri




To : Roberts Family
Date :Saturday, March 21st 2020
From : Becky Wells-Freeman Mark
God Bless you all during this time



To : Sandi Coburn
Date :Sunday, March 22nd 2020
From : Judi Baird
Sandi, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I have wonderful, fond memories of your parents. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Your Mom was such a sweet lady, she will be missed. Sending you love, health and healing. XO, Judi



To : Kristi
Date :Sunday, March 22nd 2020
From : Ken Lois Roberts
Aunt Jo Ann May you rest in peace. Our hearts go out to you and all the family. You are all in our prayers.



To : Roberts Family
Date :Wednesday, March 25th 2020
From : Jon Rose Eichar
We send our sincere condolences with the loss of your mom. She was such a sweet, sweet lady. Cherish your memories.
Love and Blessings,
Jon & Rose
P.S- I miss all of you family members that came to Dr. Glamm’s office. I think of you all often. :)



To : Kristi and Jeff
Date :Wednesday, April 1st 2020
From : Sharon Nagy
My prayers are with you during this difficult time. I know your love of family will be with you during this trying time in your lives.






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