August 24, 2022

Thelma Marie "Poodle" Roberts, 93, of Bunker Hill, Ill., died at Robings Manor in Brighton on Saturday, Aug. 20, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 9, 1929, in Liberty, Ky., to Logan and Eva Atwood Pettyjohn. She married Fred J. Roberts on March 5, 1949, in Bunker Hill.

She was retired after having been the activity director for South Lawn Sheltered Care in Bunker Hill. Thelma was a member of the Bunker Hill Library Board and Historical Society.

She is survived by her husband, Fred Roberts of Bunker Hill; sons, Dennis (Ronda) Roberts of Germantown, Ohio; Lloyd (Martha) Roberts of Alton; grandchildren, Ryan (Lauren) Roberts, Lindsey (Chad) Hagins, Jessica (Isaiah) Hagins, Seth Roberts, Christian Roberts; four great-grandchildren; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Hareld Roberts, Marcella (Floyd) Bolin, Evelyn Walters, Betty Roberts, Lester (Spatsie) Roberts, Russell (Linda) Roberts, Shirley (James) Bentley, Donald (Mary) Roberts, Robert Johnessee. Thelma was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Henry Pettyjohn, Coy Pettyjohn, Roy Pettyjohn; sisters, Beatrice Throne, Geneva Garrison, Juanita Johnessee; sisters in law, Betty Roberts, Sharon Roberts; and brothers-in-law, Darrell Walters, Bill Roberts.

Friends may call on Thursday, Aug. 25, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Friday, Aug. 26, at First Congregational Church in Bunker Hill from 10 until 11 a.m. Funeral services are Friday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church in Bunker Hill. Burial will be at Bunker Hill Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Congregational Youth Group. Condolences may be left online at

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