|Birth: ||Feb. 26, 1928|
|Death: ||Feb. 9, 2010|
Roberta M. Humbel
(February 26, 1928 - February 9, 2010)
Aunt Roberta was awesome....she could do anything. My first memory of her was standing in Grammas' yard, and her zipping up in her little convertible. Her long hair was flowing in the breeze, and she had on matching sunglasses to her car's color. That was Auntie R B.....she had to match..shoes, purse, scarf....she told me a story of how when she was working at the Chippewa Lake park...they sold colored cigarettes....she didn't smoke...but her and her friend, Jean, bought a pack and would dress in colors to match the cigarettes.....so they could hold matching one to their clothes.
You could give her any object...and she would make something beautiful out of it. She could whip up an arrangement or put on a party in a blink of an eye. She had some of the most wonderful parties....her Halloween get together's were talked about for months.
My favorite story of her is when she wanted so bad to learn to play piano. Her teacher was adamant that each student had a piano at home....well Auntie R B didn't...so she made a cardboard "keyboard" and would practice on that...the teacher didn't have a clue until a surprise visit to her home.....but since she had learnt so well the teacher made an exception. The neighbor's heard about it and the Mr...came down and told grandpa...he would like to have grandpa's "prized" rooster...he would trade his wife's upright piano for that rooster. So grandpa made the trade...on a side note….He also traded a sow for my Moms (Roberta's baby sister Patt) cheerleading outfit. I bet grandpa was glad he only had two girls!
She was so loved and respected....she blessed me with three wonderful cousins who I love like my own brothers and sisters. She couldn't be beat!!!! I know Heaven is a better place with her there and she is with her Savior that she loved and served her whole life.
Roberta M. Humbel, 81, of Medina passed away February 9, 2010. Roberta was born February 26, 1928 in Chippewa Lake and resided there most of her life. Her parents Robert and Mabel McDonald, brothers Nathan and Donald McDonald and sister Patt Kwas preceded her in death. She married her late husband Bert Humbel on June 4, 1949 at the Chippewa Methodist Church. He preceded her in death on January 15, 1997. She is survived by her three children, Eric (Beth) Humbel of Chippewa Lake Ohio, Holly (Harry) Boyd of Barnesville Ohio, and Scot (Debbi) Humbel of Largo Florida, brother-in-law Sam Kwas of Lodi Ohio, six grandchildren: Elisha (Douglas) Chapel, Jordan and Jona Humbel, Nathan Humbel, Raegan and Remington Boyd and two great-granddaughters Kirra and Taylor Chapel. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Roberta was employed by the Heffelfinger Insurance Agency at Lodi Ohio for the past fifty- eight years. She worked at the old Chippewa Lake Park for five summers as a teenager. She was the organist and pianist at the Chippewa Methodist Church (now known as Church at the Lake UMC) for the past 69 years, having started on her twelfth birthday. She worked for the Medina County Election Board for fifty-eight years. She felt fortunate to travel to the Holy Land and Egypt twice, Hawaii three times, a Caribbean Cruise, Canada, Alaska and all Eastern, Northern, Southern States several times. She was a member of the Briarwood Beach Garden Club for fifty years, having held all offices. Until just this year, she had only missed two meetings! The family will receive friends at Church at the Lake UMC, 7824 Lake Road Chippewa Lake Ohio on Saturday, February 20, 2010 from 10am to 12 noon. Funeral service will be at noon with burial services following at Westfield Cemetery. Services performed by Pastor John Lawrence of Church at the Lake. A luncheon will be served immediately following the services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Church at the Lake UMC.
Robert Uri McDonald (1903 - 1969)
Mabel Delight Harper McDonald (1907 - 1983)
Bert Frans Humbel (1928 - 1997)
Roberta Mae McDonald Humbel (1928 - 2010)
Nathan Uri McDonald (1929 - 1951)*
Patricia Louise McDonald Kwas (1932 - 1994)*
Donald Dawson McDonald (1933 - 2002)*
Raymond Gray McDonald (1934 - 1934)*
Created by: Beverly Sprowl Teibel
Record added: Feb 05, 2010
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