March 24, 2013
ELIDA — Roberta Williams Vangunten will celebrate her 95th birthday March 27, 2013. Cards may be sent to: Roberta Vangunten, 3998 Gomer Road, Elida, OH 45807. A family dinner was held for her Saturday at Casa Lu Al.
She was born March 27, 1918, to Nancy Malinda Sutton and Daniel D. Hennon. She married Paul E. Williams Feb. 24, 1937, and he died Feb. 14, 1975. She then married Harry Vangunten Oct. 10, 1987, and he died Aug. 10, 1992.
Vangunten has one son, Dennis L. (Shirley) Williams, of Oldsmar, Fla.; and one daughter, Pauline E. (Nile) Sroufe, of Elida, and with whom she lives. She has one stepdaughter, Karen (Lee) Price, of Toledo. Two sons, Gary L. Williams and Paul A. Williams, are deceased. She has 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Roberta is a 1936 graduate of Lima South High School.
She is a member of Trinity Methodist Church, is a member of the Senior Citizens ragtime band and two singing groups, The Monica Stevens Singers and The Belles and Beaus.
She is retired from the Huntington Bank. She had also worked at the Metropolitan Bank and Lakeview Bank.
Vangunten enjoys word games on the computer, reading and crossword puzzles.