Roberta I. Klees - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Roberta I. Klees

June 12, 1928 - December 10, 2020


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, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023.


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18 Condolences for Roberta I. Klees

  • Beloved Aunt, we have many beautiful, loving, fun and funny memories of our times together.
    With much love,
    Wayne, Colleen and Wayne Richardson

  • Kathy, Carol and family…. so sorry for your loss. Many years have passed since I have seen her – but I remember her well as such a sweet sweet lady.

  • Kathy and Carol and family: I am honored to call her Aunt! She was always so loving and generous. We admired each other’s gardens🌺🌸🌼
    I have many fond memories of her and will share them so she will live on in my heart
    Love from us all
    Dan, Marie, Olivia, Jadan 🙏🏻💛

  • I didn’t know her really well but can remember what a fine and lovely lady she was. We would see each other at secretarial meetings and dinners. My best to you Kathy, and family. I will be praying for you. Just remember all the wonderful moments you spent together and comfort yourselves in the knowledge that she is in a much better place. Love to all. Jo

  • So sorry, Roberta was a great Daughter, Mother, and Grandmother🙏🙏

  • God bless you Aunt Roberta. Wish I could have been able to know you.

  • Kathy and Carol, I’m very sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. She was a great friend to my mother, Lil Wesley, for many decades. She always had a bright smile and I know she’s delighted to be singing now in Heaven with my Mom at the piano.

  • Roberta was my neighbor in Green Valley. She was a very nice person and made Green Valley a better community. So sorry to hear of her passing.

  • I googled and got the obituary. I miss my dear friend very much. We had enjoyable times having lunch together for many years and talking on the phone. We sang in Numc choir together. I loved her dearly. I know she is an Angel in heaven. Rest In Peace my special friend

  • Kathy and Carol…..please accept my condolences on the passing of your mom….i have thought of her often but knew she moved so wasn’t sure how to reach her.
    We had many fun times together, many desserts after choir rehearsals, remember some wonderful trio singing along with Caroline Haegele and lots of dinners together and occasional meetups at Perkins! Good friend….i pray she didn’t suffer…may God ease the pain of your loss….Sue

  • I miss you my bff..dont know if you hear me but i still talk to heart is broken and hopefully it gets easier..i love you and always will.

  • My dear friend Roberta. I miss you so very much. We always enjoyed going out to lunch together. You were always so much fun. I know you are with the angels singing and watching over your family and friends

  • Happy Heavenly Birthday, Aunt Roberta, we are fondly remembering you today 6/12/21

  • I remember your Mom from our DAEOP meetings/dinners. Sympathy to you and your family
    Kathleen Woikoski
    Lake Forest School District

  • Miss you terribly dear sister May you rest well in heaven Love you loads See you some day soon Love you

  • So sorry for the loss of your mother! So glad she got to live a long life until covid. Prayers your way…🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • I was sorry to hear about Roberta’s passing. She was a dear friend but f my Mother, Sunny Gauger.
    Roberta will always have a place in my heart
    Sonia Gauger Anselmi

  • Dear Cathy and Carol, I have just learned of your mother‘s passing, and I’m so sorry I’m so late getting to you. I had some wonderful experiences not only as a child with all of you, but as an adult even to the point of doing your mom‘s hair. But the most touching was what a good friend she was to my mom visiting her regularly at Millcroft , keeping us updated after her visits. I had been up to see Betty Wagner after the passing of my husband taking her some of the flower’s,also trying to find how I could get some of the flowers to your mother also. Sadly, no luck. Forever you all will be in my heart. She truly was a gift from God to everyone that knew her and loved you 🕊️🕊️💔
    Margie Moore Hitchens