Obituary for Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Williams Roberson

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Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Williams Roberson

July 9, 1931 - September 21, 2018


Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Williams Roberson – July 9, 1931 – September 21, 2018

Betsy Roberson passed away peacefully on September 21, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents, Herbert Taylor Williams II (Irene), and her two brothers, Herbert Taylor Williams III (Betty) and William Williams. She is survived by her 3 children, son, David Roberson (Mary), son, Paul Roberson, daughter, Catherine Daum (Dennis), 7 grandchildren: Jeremy Gore, Lauren Roberson, Christopher Coffin (Amy), Michael Roberson, Paula Swartz (Bryn), Caitlin Coffin, Philip Roberson, and her great-grandson, Alfred Coffin.

Betsy graduated from Richmond College, VA with her B. A. in Physical Education. She attended the Southern Illinois University where she earned a master’s degree in School Psychology. In 1988, at the age of 57, Betsy earned her PhD in Early Childhood Education, something she was extremely proud of. As a Behavior Disorder/Learning Disability school counselor, her nickname became Dr. Boo to the children that she passionately advocated for.

Upon retirement, Betsy loved gardening, playing bridge, and being a docent for the Frank Lloyd Wright Dana House in Springfield, Illinois. She moved to Ohio in 2014 to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren. She maintained her love for children; volunteering at the pre-schools of her local churches in both Springfield, IL and Columbus, OH. Her great-grandson, Alfred was the joy of her life.

A memorial service will take place on Thursday, September 27 at 4:00 PM at the Linworth United Methodist Church, 7070 Bent Tree Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235.

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A memorial service will take place on Thursday, September 27 at 4:00 PM at the Linworth United Methodist Church, 7070 Bent Tree Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235

Richard Gore posted on October 1, 2018

So very sorry to hear of Betsy's passing, and so glad I was able to spend time with her, with Jeremy, before her passing. I will always carry fond memories of her liveliness and her wit.


Lynne Haas posted on September 26, 2018

Thinking of your family at this time. Betsy's wonderful smile and infectious laugh will with all that had the privilege of meeting her.


Kristine Brunette posted on September 26, 2018

Dear Cathy and family sorry we cannot be present in person but know we are with you in heart and prayer . Your sweet Mom was special to many and now she is shining up in Heaven waiting for the rest of her family and friends to follow and join her someday . For this we can be sure . Blessing and Love , Luther and Kris


Sue Hamilton posted on September 25, 2018

Cathy your Mom had a beautiful life and is now at rest with her family and friends.


 


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