November 7, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011 7:00 PM Vernon Funeral Home
Thursday, November 10, 2011 5 - 7 pm
Roberta “Jean” (Wilkins) Rabe, 72, of Huber Heights passed away Monday, November 7, 2011 in her residence.
She was born December 18, 1938 in Circleville, Ohio, the daughter of Malcom Sylvester and Bethel Alberta (Hess) Wilkins.
Jean was a graduate from Atlanta High School in Ohio and a graduate of Urbana University. She received her Masters in Education from Wright State University. Jean was the Director of the Financial Aid Department for Urbana University for 21 years after retiring in 2004 where she maintained the football stats. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge of Springfield and First Baptist Church in Urbana for many years.
She is survived by her daughters, Julie (Chris) Hoffman of Dayton and Arlene Cardwell of New York; sons, William (Geraldine) Rabe of Cable and Charles (Andrea) Rabe of New York; grandchildren, Daniel (Paula) Rabe, Eric Rabe, Craig Cardwell, Tina Rabe, Elizabeth (Jack) Daniels and William Rabe Jr.; great grandchilden, Emily Rabe, Jack Daniels Jr. and Colten Rabe; sisters, Betty Holt of Virginia Beach and Nancy (Jim) Jano of Westlake, Ohio; sister in-law, Peggy Wilkins of Urbana and special friend, Marilyn Kinnison of Urbana.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Albert O.H. Rabe; brothers, William and Thomas Wilkins; sister, Erma Davis; brother in-law, Jack Holt and sister in-law, Isabelle Wilkins.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2011 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Memorial service will follow at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Brian Wonn officiating. Burial will be held in the Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions in Jean’s memory may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.
Condolences may be expressed to the family a www.vernonfh.com.