Edelweiss (Weisy) Spencer Roberts
Edelweiss “Weisy” Spencer Roberts, died Friday, February 18, 2022, at Baptist Health in Lexington, KY, at the age of 97. Born February 5, 1925, in Lynchburg, VA, a daughter of the late John Kilpen Spencer and Letitia Florence Womeldorf Spencer. Weisy was a graduate of E.C. Glass High School, received her bachelor’s degree from Bob Jones University in Cleveland, Tennessee, where she was a member of Sigma Lambda Delta Literary Society, as well as some graduate work at Morehead and Eastern Kentucky University. She moved to Bourbon County, KY, following her marriage in 1947 to Marion Roberts who predeceased her. She was a talented artist, seamstress and knitter, having graced many family members and friends with her creations. She also like to travel and enjoyed trips to many states and several different countries. Weisy was a substitute teacher for both Bourbon County and Paris City Schools for many years and taught full time at St. Mary School in Paris for several years. She had worked for the UK Extension Service as a SNAP employee, was an insurance adjuster for Federal Crop Insurance, and worked as a life insurance agent with Pennsylvania Life. She spent part of many summers as an adult volunteer with the Bourbon County 4-H Camp program and was a member of Little Rock Christian Church for 75 years.
Survivors include her children, Sherrie Wilson, Randy (Judy) Roberts, and Ben (Linda) Roberts; grandchildren, Traci (Joey) Wasson, Stephanie Adams, Cathy Eads, Danny Roberts, Laura (Chris) Jones, and Beth Roberts (Tom Viehe); great grandchildren, Shae (Tommy) Stanfield, Carraden Adams, Austin Adams, David W. Eads, Thomas Eads (his fiancé Lilah Donnelly), Anna Eads, Eleanor Viehe, Sam Jones, Alexis (Zack) Morris, Tabitha Wasson; great, great granddaughters, Joanna Stanfield, Amber Leigh Oney; her sister, Alyce (Lionel) Harrison of Huddleston, Virginia; niece, Marian Duncan of Carlisle; and a nephew, Billy Knippenberg of North Middletown; as well as a host of nieces and nephews around the United States.
Along with her parents, Weisy was preceded in death by her son-in-law Jack Wilson as well as six brothers, and four sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at Hinton-Turner Funeral Home with Rev. Rex Graham officiating. Visitation will be held preceding the service 1:00 p.m., until time for the service. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens with pallbearers being Danny Roberts, Austin Adams, Billy Knippenberg, Joey Wasson, Chris Jones, Tom Viehe, Thomas Eads and Kenwood Soper. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Little Rock Christian Church.
The family requests that masks be worn at the visitation and funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Little Rock Christian Church, 3207 Cane Ridge Road, Paris, KY 40361. www.hintonturner.com
Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.