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James E Roberts

March 15, 1933 ~ August 24, 2019 (age 86)


ROBERTS, James “Jim” Elliott

Age 86, of Arcanum, passed away following an extended illness on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Laurels of West Carrollton.

He was born on March 15, 1933 to Herbert and Pauline Roberts. He is preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Roberts, and brother-in-law, Ted Covert.

Jim graduated from Jefferson Schools in 1951 and went on to get his B.S. in Business from Miami University. He was a farmer and also worked at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, where he retired from after 26 years of service. He was a former member of the United States Army, Arcanum Bowling League, and Arcanum Faith United Methodist Church. Jim was a long time member of the church and served many of those years as the treasurer and one of the trustees. Jim was a loving father and husband; a doting grandfather; beloved brother, and son. He had a quick wit with a gentle soul. He will be dearly missed by all his family and friends.

Jim is survived by his children, Vicki (Whit) Swain, Cindy (Tim) Maxwell; grandchildren, Taylor, Claire, & Spencer Maxwell, Ashleigh & Haldan Swain; sister, Beverly Covert; brother, Eugene “Gene” R. (Charlene) Roberts, and numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 11AM, Friday, August 30, 2019 at the Faith United Methodist Church, 101 E. South St., Arcanum, OH 45304. Burial to follow at Abbottsville Cemetery. A visitation will be held 5-8PM, Thursday, August 29, 2019 at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, 204 N. Main St., Arcanum, OH 45304. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Indian College Fund or the Native American Rights Fund. Email condolences and donations may be sent by going online to

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August 29, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kreitzer Funeral Home
204 N. Main St.
Arcanum, OH 45304

Funeral Service
August 30, 2019

11:00 AM
Faith United Methodist Church (Arcanum)


Native American Rights Funds

American Indian College Fund

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