Jean Roberts

Obituary of Jean S. Roberts

Jean S. Roberts, RN, of 7 Throop Avenue, Auburn, passed away on June 15, 2019 at The Commons on St Anthony. She was born in Syracuse to Carl and Edwina (Bantle) Schenkenberger in 1934 in Syracuse. Jean graduated from Nottingham High School in Syracuse and earned her RN at Cayuga County Community College. She loved nursing and caring for others with equal parts heart and grit. She was so determined to become a nurse that before earning her RN, she worked nights, studied for her LPN license by day, and kept her family fed and in clean clothes. Later, she worked at Auburn Community Hospital, Cayuga County Nursing Home, and at the end of her career at BOCES, teaching both nursing and life skills to those studying to become nurses aids. With her husband, David, for many years she operated a square dance fashion store, a business that allowed her to travel the Northeast making friends through square dancing. Her surviving family members include David, her husband of 64 years; her children John (Laurelyn) Roberts; Karen (Alan) Betz; Ellen (Michael) Ferro; The grandchildren she loved to spoil are Margot (Chris) Stotler, Michael D Ferro, Vincent Ferro, Samuel Ferro, and Katherine Betz. She is predeceased by her brother Carl and is survived by her sister Barbara Kinney. Jean was a communicant of St. Peter & John Episcopal Church. The family wishes to send special thanks to the third-floor staff at The Commons for their love and heart-felt care. Calling hours are Sunday, June 23 from 11am-1pm at Langham Funeral Home, LLC. Funeral services are Monday at 10:30am at the funeral home followed by burial in Fort Hill Cemetery. Omission of flowers is requested and contributions may be made to the memorial fund at St. Peter & John Episcopal Church, Auburn. Please visit to leave a condolence.
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