Marilyn Kay Roberts, of Warsaw, went home to be with the Lord at 5:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at Miller’s Merry Manor of Warsaw at the age of 79.

She was born on June 29, 1941, in Rochester, to Mary Louise Swihart Metzger and Ernest Ray Metzger. On June 21, 1959, right before her 18th birthday, she was married to Norman Lee Roberts. Together, they raised two sons, and over the years they celebrated each grandchild’s arrival and shared 61 years of marriage together before she passed away.

Marilyn was a 1959 graduate of Silver Lake High School in Silver Lake. She worked throughout her life, and for many years she owned and operated Marilyn’s Daycare. She was also a machinist for 28 years at Osborn Manufacturing Corporation in Warsaw before retiring. She always enjoyed the outdoors and exercising. She loved her church family and going to services as a member of Christ’s Covenant Church in Winona Lake. Marilyn LOVED her husband, sons and grandchildren. Even her dogs knew they were loved. She had a never-ending supply of love and affection to give and will be dearly missed by all.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Norman Lee Roberts, Warsaw; two sons: Randall Roberts, Valparaiso; and Rick (Marci) Roberts, Chesterton; and eight grandchildren: Sophia, Max, William, Jacob, Rachelle, Danielle, Hannah and Zachary. She also leaves behind her brother, Michael Metzger, Winona Lake; three sisters:  Tammy (David) Lawrenz, North Manchester; Rebecca Schipper, Fort Wayne; and Evelyn Meinert, Warsaw.  

She was preceded in death by her parents and her granddaughter.            

Marilyn’s life will be celebrated with a private family graveside service at Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw and officiated by Pastor Rod Valentine.  

Arrangements were entrusted to Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw.


Memorial donations may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Indiana Chapter, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240 and would be appreciated by the family.

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