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Kathy L. Roberson

April 25, 1950 — January 14, 2018

Truly a beautiful lady on the inside and out, Kathy Roberson was forthright, intelligent, loyal, a great listener and had a wry sense of humor. She was a great daughter, wife, mother, and a very loving grandmother.

The youngest born to Clifford and Genevieve (Wolfe) Keirn, Kathy L. Keirn was welcomed into this world on April 25, 1950 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She grew up in Columbia City and by the age of three was raised at the family's home on Cider Mill Road. She was very close with her dad and learned a lot by helping him around their homestead. While at Columbia City Joint High School she participated in Choir.

Following her graduation in 1968, Kathy went on to receive an Associates of Arts degree from Grand Rapids School of Bible and Music. After being home, she was formerly introduced to a young man that would change her life forever. Even though she had met Brian J. Roberson several years before while he was at his cousin's house, which was Kathy's best friend's house, the two would fall deeply in love with each other. They were married on October 21, 1978 at Merriam Christian Chapel.

Kathy's first professional job was being a manager at Weatherhead Credit Union. She would go on to work the next 38 years at Brotherhood Mutual where she retired on October8, 2017. With her son growing up, Kathy enjoyed traveling. The family would go on spring break vacations and visit places like the Golf Shores, the coast lines of North Carolina, trips to Dolly World and for Ryan's 12th birthday, they went to Disney World. Sunday afternoons were a common time for them to get in the car and just drive around. Many of these trips included stopping for ice cream, even if they had to drive 50 miles away to get it.

Her jewelry was her art collection with hand crafted pieces. With a great voice, Kathy enjoyed singing. She had been involved with a choir in Fort Wayne through IPFW. She also enjoyed reading and loved good romance novels. Another great skill she possessed was her cooking capability. Her lasagna, beef stroganoff, cheesecake and the pretzel salad she made for her son at Christmas will definitely be missed.

On the evening of Sunday, January 14, 2018, Kathy Roberson passed away with her loving husband of 39 years, Brian Roberson and her son, Ryan (Mindi) Roberson by her side. Survivors also include her grandson, Brayden James Roberson; and brothers, Gary (Tina) Keirn, of Texas and Philip (Nita) Keirn, of Columbia City. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, January 18, 2018 at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City with visitation to follow until 2 p.m. Rev. Frank Murphy will be officiating her service. Memorial gifts may be given in her memory towards her grandson's education, C/O Ryan Roberson. Visit to send family online condolences.


DeMoney-Grimes a Life Story Funeral Home
600 Countryside Drive Columbia City, Indiana 46725

10:00 AM


DeMoney-Grimes a Life Story Funeral Home
600 Countryside Drive Columbia City, Indiana 46725

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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