Roberta I. Klees
June 12, 1928 - December 10, 2020
* UPDATED SERVICE INFORMATION AS OF JUNE 10, 2021 *
Roberta I. Klees, age 92, of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020.
Born in Dalton, PA on June 12, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Harry L. and Margaret (Dooley) Williams. Roberta worked as an administrative secretary for 25 years at Colonial School District. She was a dedicated member of Asbury United Methodist Church in New Castle, and enjoyed singing in the church and community choral groups. Roberta could often be found tending to her garden or taking long walks outside for exercise. She was also a member of the Green Valley Neighborhood Association.
In addition to her parents, Roberta was preceded in death by her siblings, Joseph Williams, Paul Williams, James Williams, Harriett Williams and Frank Williams. She is survived by her children, Kathy Hanebutt (Paul) of Dover and Carol Browne (Malcolm) of Brielle, NJ; grandchildren, Kimberly Browne, Meghan Hanebutt and Christopher Hanebutt; sister, Jessie Gillespie; and loving nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Monday, August 2, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, followed by a memorial service at 11 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the CDC and Governor of Delaware. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Roberta’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read’s Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720, or to the American Diabetes Association, 100 W. 10th Street, Ste. 1002, Wilmington, DE 19801.