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Nina Lou Roberts

Nina Lou Roberts 1929 – 2022

Nina Roberts died peacefully at her home in Portage Lakes on Friday,

August 26th at the age of 92.

Nina was born in Peru, Indiana, to Earl Lemuel Foy and Mary Esther

Lesher Foy. She graduated Peru High School in 1947. Nina married her

high school sweetheart, Lewis Roberts, in 1948 while studying at Indiana

University. The love of her life, they were married nearly 70 years.

Nina loved gardening, wildflowers, sailing the Great Lakes, and traveling,

visiting art museums, national parks and family. She was an active sailor at

South Shore Yacht Club and the National One Design Racing Association.

She crewed in and won sailboat races as recently as last summer.

Her cheerful, kind and gracious manner was an example to us all. She

taught us to appreciate the arts, a day at the beach, and how to explore

while traveling. She knew how to class up a dinner by pulling out silver

candlesticks, even if we were camping in the Mojave Desert or at anchor in

the North Channel in Lake Huron.

Volunteering was an important part of her life, and she gave many hours to

the Food Pantry at First Presbyterian Church, Weathervane Playhouse

Women’s Board, Coventry Band Parents and Cub Scouts.

She left us with a published book full of loving stories for her grandchildren,

a gallery of her original paintings, her memoirs, and a lifetime of genealogy


She will be dearly missed by sons Lewis Eric (Elaine) Roberts, and Mark

Earl (Gail) Roberts; grandchildren Lewie, Megan, Rachel, and Kenny


A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, September 11, at 2:30

PM at First Congregational Church, 292 E. Market Street, Akron. In lieu of

flowers, contributions may be made to First Congregational Church of

Akron’s Feeding Hope Food Pantry.
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