Bea Roebuck, 99,
of Rockford, Ohio, went to be with her Heavenly Father at 6:00 p.m. on
Thursday, September 3, 2020, at the Laurels of Shane Hill.
Bea was born “Myrtle Bernice” Sielschott on July 4, 2021, to Walter &
Sadie (Gottschalk) Sielschott, in Celina, Ohio.
Bea attended St. Johns Lutheran Church and graduated from Celina High
School, then went to work with her sister Helen at Stubbs Havel
Insurance Company until her marriage.
Bea married Max
Roebuck of Rockford, Ohio, on August 14, 1948, who preceded in death on
October 12, 2014.
They lived on the Roebuck farm and had four children: Keith Roebuck
deceased, Danny (Linda) Roebuck of Rockford, Janet (John) Hetz of
Plymouth, Indiana, and Gary Roebuck of Rockford, Ohio. Surviving are
seven grandchildren: Jennifer, Sara, Rachel, Valerie, Jessica, Grant,
and Sierra; deceased is a granddaughter, Leann. Eleven great
grandchildren survive: Braden, Jacob, Marissa, Ethan, Grace, Kendall,
Samuel, Cierra, Hayden, Avery, and Holden. One sister survives:
Dorothy Johnson; deceased are Bea’s husband, Max, along with her sister,
Helen (Sielschott) Fahncke and brother-in-law, Martin Fahncke; her
brother, Edgar and wife Sis Sielschott, brother –in-law Robert Johnston
and mother-in-law Otie Yoeman.
Bea worked with Max on the family farm, the two of them immediately
becoming a team. They continued to enjoy roller skating and ice skating
well after their children were born, and could skate with them. Between
raising 4 children and farm life, Bea still found time for
volunteering: Old Town Run Farm Bureau Council, Grace United Methodist
Church, which she served in numerous capacities (donating escalloped
potatoes a specialty, along with directing the children’s Christmas
program and the church choir), 4-H advisor, Parkway HS band mother,
Combined Charity Drive, Election Board, gardening, and most of all
taking care of her grandchildren while instilling many of her great
virtues in them.
for immediate family only, due to COVID 19, will be held on Saturday,
September 5, 2020, at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
Memorials may be directed to State of the Heart Hospice, Coldwater,
Condolences may be expressed at
Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, has been entrusted with Bea’s