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Roberta A. Shields “beloved wife, mother, and grandmother”
ALMA---Roberta A. “Bobbie” Shields, 81, of Alma, passed away with her loving family by her side on Thursday, August 2, 2018, in the Olean General Hospital, Olean, after a brief illness.
Born on August 19, 1936 in Olean, she was a daughter of Clarence W and Mary Louise Clark Cone. On March 7, 1953 in Shinglehouse, she married James L. “Jim” Shields, who passed away on December 23, 2017.
Bobbie attended Shinglehouse High School. She was employed as an aide for many years at the former Hewitt Manor Nursing Home in Shinglehouse. Her greatest joy was being a wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and homemaker.
Bobbie was a member of Faith Bible Church in Little Genesee. She enjoyed gardening and quilting, previously attending the quilting club at the Little Genesee Library. Her greatest love was the Lord and her family.
Surviving are four children, Cindie D. (Christopher) Capito of Cuba, James J. “Jay” (Carolyn) Shields of Shinglehouse, Mary Beth (Steven) Eaton of Shinglehouse, and Laura Lee Fuller of Cuba; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Christine Pilon of Kill Buck; two brothers, Jerry (Hope) Cone of Shinglehouse and John (Helen) Cone of Stuart, Florida; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her beloved husband, Bobbie was predeceased by a son, William L. “Billy” Shields; a sister, Diane Peifer; and two brothers, infant Thomas Cone and Donald Cone.
Family and friends may call from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, Pa., where funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Ben Ramirez of Faith Bible Church, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Bible Church, 8137 Main Street, Little Genesee, NY 14754.
Bobbie’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Bobbie, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com
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