Date of Death: May 27, 2020

Service Details

Services will be held at Billings Funeral Home located at 812 Baldwin Street, Elkhart, Indiana on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Visitation will be from 2 PM to 4 PM with memorial services at 4 PM.

Interment will take place at Lower Flatbush Cemetery, Three Rivers.

Obituary Notice

Roeberta Lee (Barnes) Shingledecker, age 90, of Three Rivers, died on May 27, 2020.

She was born on April 20, 1930 in Three Rivers, Michigan, to George Lee and Mattie Mae (McCreary) Barnes. Roeberta graduated from Three Rivers High School and married Robert Edward Shingledecker on October 15, 1949.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her son, Stephen Shingledecker.

She is survived by her daughters, Mona (Roy) Miller of Rensselaer, Indiana and Trudy (Frank) Herkenroder of Elkhart, Indiana; daughter-in-law, Karen Shingledecker of Warsaw, Indiana; grandchildren, Shawn (Patrick) Toole, Amy Steiner, Michael (Sarah) Shingledecker, Rebecca (Matthew) Philpott, and Allie Herkenroder; as well as seven great-grandchildren.

Roeberta was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Michigan Genealogical Society, and the Red Hat Society. She was a 4-H leader for 20 years and an avid seamstress. She was the great-great-granddaughter of Mishael Beadle, the first settler of Flowerfield Township, Michigan.

Additional Information

In lieu of memorials, Roeberta’s wish was for others to pay a visit to those who are elderly and alone.

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  1. So sorry for your loss.
    Many fun memories of
    Ms Roberta with “Granny” Adams,
    and Amanda. She would pull up in her
    antique car. Always ready for a fun time!
    Prayers & hugs,
    David & Denise Miller

  2. I was so sorry to hear about Roeberta’s death. She was gentle yet filled with fun. Her smile was contagious. We enjoyed having her next door to Mom, Barb Cloud, and joining us for Rummikub in Mom’s room. We’ve were delighted when she began the Monday night group in the lounge. She added some life to Monday evenings at Hubbard Hill. We will all miss her. Hugs to your family. Treasure her memory and celebrate her life.

  3. This is Charlotte’s daughter, and Dayton and Allene’s granddaughter. I will forever remember Roeberta’s smile, her kindness to me as a child, her skill at sewing! Her proud, knowing grin when I told her about going with my grandma to Shipshewana’s fabric stores, her faithful friendship to my grandparents. I am so sorry for your loss. What a splendid person she was, and so generous. I’m grateful that I was able to know her, and grateful that she made this world better while she was on it. All of my love to you.

  4. I would like to send my condolences to the family of Roberta. She was a sweet lady and I enjoyed getting to know her this past year. Roberta will be greatly missed. It’s during these times that the words of John 5:25,26 give me hope when it says,”Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out,” Jesus promised that there would be a resurrection and would be able to see our loved ones again here on earth. May these words bring peace to your heart.

  5. Mona, Trudy & Karen, Your mother was an amazing person. I will always have very fond memories of her and your entire family when we were kids growing up in Three Rivers. I enjoyed talking to your mom about genealogy and local history and have missed seeing her over the past few years. May many wonderful memories be yours to share through the years to come. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Mona, Trudy and family, we are sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed talking to aunt Bert when we saw her in the store. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. I am so sorry to of your mother’s passing. It was a pleasure to get to know her at Hubbard Hill when my mother was there, both in rehab and health care. Continued prayers.

  8. I can just see her mischievous grin — what a great spirit she had, and shared it easily with so many. I’m honored to have known her. She and Mom are probably cackling and comparing craft notes in Heaven, where all the fabric is always on sale.

  9. To the entire Shingledecker family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of this special woman whose absence will leave a gaping hole, I’m sure. I have so many fond memories of college years joining Trudy to spend time with your family in Three Rivers; at the house and at the cabin. She was a special, fiesty lady! Rest in peace; love and prayers to all of you!
    Denise (Gresham) Tornberg

  10. I’m so sorry to hear of Bert’s passing. She was always so nice to me with 4H and genealogy, especially. Please note that she was delightful to talk with and left a memorable impression on me. Pat (Barth) Green

    • So sorry for your loss. She was a Great Friend to my Grandma Marilyn Adams. I always enjoyed our talks when she would visit with gram. Sending Prayers. Tina Steiner

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