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Avon Roberts

August 2, 1930 ~ February 28, 2018 (age 87)

Ida Avon Durham Roberts

Age 87 of Arcanum went to be with the Lord on February 28.  She was welcomed by the love of her life, Wendel Roberts, to whom she was married for 47 years.  She was also welcomed into Heaven by her parents, Preston and Ida Durham, and daughter Betsy Charlene.

The children who celebrate her life are: Mike and Jeanne Roberts, Tony and Roberta Roberts, Dave and Kim Roberts, Jeff and Lin Roberts, Linda and Larry Snyder and Jason and Linda Roberts.  Her grandchildren were her joy: Bethany and Ben Bradfield, Joshua and Vida Roberts, Jenna and Dan Davis, Elise and Justin Spaid-Roberts, Ian and Catherine Roberts, Tyler and Beth Roberts, Dr. Dan and Emilee Roberts, Leah and Drew Huffgarden, Jon Roberts, Skye Roberts, Chelsea Preston, Lauren Snyder, Lacey Snyder, Kayla Diamond, and Betsy Roberts.  Her great grandchildren were her additional joy: Hayley Roberts, Hunter Roberts, Gwenyth Roberts, Isaiah Roberts, Silas Roberts, Anthony Roberts, Grant Roberts, Garrett Roberts, Alec Roberts, Eli Huffgarden, Lennon Huffgarden, Stella Roberts, Isadora Roberts, and Caleb Bradfield.

She is also has a loving brother and sister-in-law, Sonny and Nancy Durham of Tucson, Arizona.  She has two wonderful sisters-in-law, Louise Myers and Geyneal Palmer, numerous nieces, nephews and countless friends.

She had a love of the Lord beyond measure. One could find her often with her crocheting and enjoyed giving her creations as gifts.  She loved crossword puzzles, Sudoku, coloring books, Fox News and UK Basketball. But her love for her family surpassed them all.

Hours of visitation will be held Tuesday March 6, 4:00-8:00 p.m. with the funeral Wednesday March 7, 10:00 a.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church, 500 W. South St., Arcanum Ohio.  In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to Immanuel Baptist Church Youth Group. Arrangements made by Kreitzer Funeral Home, 204 N. Main St. Arcanum, OH 45304. Email condolences may be sent by going online to

Donations may be made to:

Immanuel Baptist Church Youth Group
500 W. South St., Arcanum OH 45304

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