The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


April 10, 2014

Esther V. (Shaulis) Roberts

JENNER TOWNSHIP — ROBERTS – Esther V. (Shaulis), 89, Jenner Township, Somerset County, went home to be with her Lord and reunited with her beloved husband April 10, 2014, at In Touch Hospice House, Somerset. Born Dec. 20, 1924, in Jenner Township, daughter of Earl and Stella (Daniels) Shaulis. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Clair H.; son, Richard; grandson, Joshua; granddaughter, Jennifer; brothers, William, Richard and Robert; sister, Louise Pritts; and special sister-in-law, Emma Weimer. Survived by children, Arthur J., York; Jeffrey L., married to Joy (Thomas), state of Indiana; Brenda E. Roberts, Jenner Township; and Brian A., married to Joyce (Bittlebrun), Jenner Township; grandchildren, Michael, Jessica, Rod, Jill, Brooke, Brad, Abbey, Mark, Cayla, Adam, Zach and Hannah; great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Livvy, Cole, Brody, Brock, Olivia, Hayden and Sierra and baby Cobes is on the way; sister, Fern Whipkey, Berlin; numerous nieces and nephews; and special neighbors, Dan and Toots Truscott. Faithful member of Laurel Hill Gospel Tabernacle, Jennerstown. An employee of the former Nancy Carol Garment Factory, Boswell, for 15 years. Esther enjoyed gardening, sewing and quilting, and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Viewing will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 409 Main St., Boswell. Viewing also from 1 p.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Hill Gospel Tabernacle, Pastor Gary W. Anderson, presiding. Interment, Beam Cemetery, near Gray. Donations in Esther’s memory may be sent to In Touch Hospice House, P.O. Box 1173, Somerset, Pa. 15501. To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle or order flowers, visit

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