Roberta Leah (nee Henwood) Root, 78, of Fairport Harbor, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at Lake Health West Medical Center in Willoughby.
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Born Feb. 20, 1941, in Cleveland, she had been resident of Lake County for more than 60 years, living in Willoughby and Mentor before moving to Fairport Harbor.
Roberta was a member of the Fairport Harbor Senior Center and a former member of the Mentor Senior Center. She loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren. She was also a gamer who enjoyed playing bingo and loved Left-Right-Center.
Roberta was the beloved wife of 51 years to Arthur B. F. Root; loving mother of Raymond A. Root, Christine E. (John) Rice, and Peter G. (Ahrea) Root; cherished grandmother of Vince (Melissa) Root, Kevin Root, Rebecca (Rick) Meister, Rachel (Cyle) Hesser, John Rice Jr., Cassie Rice, Andre Heil, Mariah Rowland, Jackie (Michael) Strotman, and Christopher Rice; great-grandmother of Aubrey, Bella, Tommy, Shyla, Easton and Asher; and sister of George Henwood.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George R. and Rebecca C. (nee Richards) Henwood.
Family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home, 6330 Center St. (Route 615, north of Route 2), in Mentor, where a Celebration of Life will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Mentor Cemetery. (Family and friends are asked to please meet at the cemetery.)
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