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Harlen K. Roberts
Harlen K. RobertsHarlen K. Roberts, age 70 of Essex, died unexpectedly May 6, 2009 at his home.  He was born August 31, 1938 in Marysville to the late Dorsey and Dovie (Williams) Roberts.

On May 11, 1957 he married the former Janet Ruth Everett in Greenup, Kentucky and she survives.

He attended the Espyville Community Baptist Church and was a local business owner, starting Richwood Meats with his family in 1992.  The business was sold in 2002 and continues to operate.  Before that, he had worked at Quaker Oats and the Eaton Corporation.  Harlen enjoyed hunting and fishing, working on his Jaguar, riding his 4-wheeler and being with family.

Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Harlen (Linda) Roberts Jr., Marion; Rodney (Michelle) Roberts, Richwood; William Roberts, Cincinnati; six brothers, Boone (Adria) Roberts, Kentucky; Albert (Janet) Roberts, Marion; Conley (Maria) Roberts; Luther (Judy) Roberts; Larry (Janet) Roberts; Bobby (Sue) Roberts, all of Kentucky; two sisters, Annie Kitchen, Kentucky; Elaree Yates, Marion; 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Matteson; and three brothers, Lewis, Dorsey Jr. and Delbert.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 11, 2009 at 11:00 AM in the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastor Herb Jordan officiating.  Burial will follow in Price Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 PM on Sunday.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Espyville Community Baptist Church, 805 Espyville Road North, Marion, OH  43302.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballingerfuneralhome.com

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#1 from: Steve and Terri Stone
New Carlisle, Ohio
Fri, May 8, 2009 at 10:11 AM

We were so sorry to hear about Hodge. You have our deepest sympathy. He always mades us laugh. He was a great horseshoe pitcher! Our condolences to Janet and his family.

#2 from: Debra S. Webb-Shelton
Marion, OH
Fri, May 8, 2009 at 11:44 AM

Sending condolences to your family with the passing of Mr. Roberts, which is what our family called him. Our families all lived close, but circumstances didn't open the doors. Prayerfully, the families of Royal & Maxine Webb of near Essex.

#3 from: Mitchel Paliobagis
Fri, May 8, 2009 at 12:19 PM

 Sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. Please know that my family and I are praying for you and yours.

  Mitchel P.

#4 from: Tom Prater
Fri, May 8, 2009 at 3:11 PM

Harlen,                                          Very soory for yourlose                                                

#5 from: Dan and Jenny  Morris
Fri, May 8, 2009 at 8:15 PM

Harlen and family. We are  very sorry about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Dan and Jenny

#6 from: James and Lois Endicott
Dunlap, Tenn.
Sat, May 9, 2009 at 2:43 PM

Janet and family,
 Sorry to hear of Hodge's passing.  Want you to know you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Hold on to the Lord for He will see you through.
Love in Christ, James and Lois

#7 from: Jamison
Sat, May 9, 2009 at 9:11 PM

Delbert & Ellen & Families,
We are sorry that you lost your Uncle so suddenly. We pray for strength and comfort for you and your family.
In Christ's Love, Aunt Peg & Uncle Ernie

#8 from: Jackie Lawhun Roberts Hardin
South Shore, KY
Sun, May 10, 2009 at 2:40 PM

Dear Loved Ones,

Was so sorry to hear about Hodge.  He was a truly kind man.  He always made me feel that I was a person worth listening to, and being a friend to.  I don't remember his ever putting anyone down.  Though I didn't see him often, he was a constant in my life.

I was extremely sorry to hear of his passing.  My condolences to you Janet, and to your children.  He will be sorely missed.

Love to you.

#9 from: Armando Warfield
Mechanixsburg, Ohio
Sun, May 10, 2009 at 7:53 PM


Sorry to hear about your dad.  You and your family are in my prayers.  

#10 from: Rick Johnson
Belle Center, Ohio
Mon, May 11, 2009 at 9:47 AM

Harlen and Family,                               Me and mine would like to express our deepest condolences. We are very sorry for your loss. Keep your chin up Harlen. We miss you buddy.

#11 from: Tom and Betty Murphy
South Shore, KY
Mon, May 11, 2009 at 11:01 AM

So sorry to hear this. I know the Lord tells us this but it doesn't make it any easier. Trust in him and he will help you through this. Love to everyone and if we can be of any help, feel free to let us know.

#12 from: STEPHEN P WAGY
Mon, May 11, 2009 at 2:33 PM


#13 from: Kurt Mowery
Greensburg, IN
Mon, May 11, 2009 at 3:56 PM

   I wanted to let you know that you and your family are in many of our thoughts here in Indiana. My deepest sympathies...


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