Roberta Shanks (Agnor Derr) of Buena Vista passed away on May 13, 2019, with her family by her side.

Roberta Shanks (Agnor Derr)

Roberta Shanks (Agnor Derr) of Buena Vista passed away on May 13, 2019, with her family by her side.

She was born Aug. 19, 1933, in Rockbridge County to Tony and Ruth Derr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Charlie Humphries; brothers Michael, Kenneth, Ronald, and Clayton Derr; and sisters Sue Humphries and Irene Figgers.

Roberta will be remembered as a woman of faith, who loved her family.  She had many talents and enriched the lives of others.

Surviving is her husband, Freddie, and children Dwight (Janice) Shanks, Cheri (David) Snead, Debra (Robert) Hamric and Wendi (Dana) Harris; grandchildren Carlie Owen, Hunter Shanks, Matt Snead, Crissy Elliot and Jillian Harris; and two great-grandchildren, Blakely and Huntley Owen. Also surviving is her brother, Larry Derr, and sisters Rebecca Clark, Linda Fitzgerald, Doris Clark and Carolyn Derr.

The funeral will be conducted on Thursday, May 16, at 2 p.m. at Blue Ridge Baptist Church, 11th Street, Buena Vista, by Pastor Ralph Coleman. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Bolling, Grose, & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

 

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