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Roberta Arlene Shaw, 88, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2012 at the Tucker Hospice House of Kannapolis. Roberta was born on November 10, 1924 in Caribou, Maine; a daughter of the late Oscar Ray Richards, Sr. and Mattie Elizabeth Davenport Richards.
Roberta was a Private Chef for 23 years before retiring and moving to North Carolina. After moving she became a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Mt. Pleasant and volunteered at Northeast Medical Center for several years.
Roberta is survived by sons, Richard W. Whitmore of Manchester, MD, and Robert V. Whitmore, Jr. and wife Mary Ellen of Maidens, VA; daughter Brenda Whitmore and husband Guenther Swenson of Mt. Pleasant. Grandchildren, Shawn Ellis and wife Kellie of Mt. Pleasant, Shannon Ellis and husband Lynn Moore of Mt. Pleasant, Jayson Whitmore and wife Lori of Chester, NY, and Lisa Whitmore of Portland, OR. Great grandchildren, Maegan and Austen Ellis of Mt. Pleasant, Samantha and Landon Moore of Mt. Pleasant, and Gray and Lincoln Whitmore of Chester, NY. Brothers, Ray Richards and wife Marjorie of DE, and Gary Richards and wife Mary Etta of Presque Isle, ME; sister, Val Constantine and husband Walter of Bangor, ME.
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury is assisting the Shaw family. Online condolences may be made at www.mycarolinacremation.com.