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Thelma Ann Roby

May 13, 1933 ~ October 11, 2013 (age 80)

Thelma Ann Roby age 80 of McBain, passed away at Autumnwood of McBain on Oct. 11, 2013. She was born on May 13, 1933 in DeGraff, Ohio to Kenneth & Edna (Ellis) Nichols.  She married Walter Roby on Aug. 30, 1951 in DeGraff, Ohio.   She was a  homemaker and enjoyed cooking, canning, baking, crocheting, and doing arts and crafts.  She had helped her husband on the family farm up until she had a stroke in 1981 and again in 1983.
She is survived by her children, Patricia Kay (Greg) Weatherwax of Cadillac, Harry Steven (Sandy) Roby of McBain, Michael Brian ( Sherri Lee) Roby of McBain and Kevin Arthur (Sally Jo) Roby of McBain. 20 Grandchildren and many Great Grandchildren, Daughter in law, Joann Tolley of Urbana, Ohio
Sister, Jean Marlene (Norm) Russell of Bellefontaine, Ohio
In laws, Paul Roby of McBain, Virginia Fergus  of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Minnie Viola Smith of Petoskey, Orville Sherman (Tina) Roby of Russelvania, Ohio, and Phyllis Hacker  of Urbana, Ohio.
Preceded in death by a son, Walter Alan Roby, brothers, Kenneth (Joanne) Nichols Jr. and James Marvin (Onda) Nichols, In laws, Lena (Harvey) Elliot, Rosella Evelyn (Harold) Oder, Marcella Grace (Bud) Clement  Harold Lloyd (Billie Faye) Roby, and Evelyn Roby
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 2:00 P.M. at the Burkholder Family Funeral Home at 211 N. Pine Street, McBain, 231-825-8191, with Rev. Randy Jenkins officiating.  Burial will take place in the Lucas Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Monday from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and from noon on Tuesday until time of service.  Memorial contributions may be made to Autumnwood of McBain. Thoughts and prayers may be left at

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