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Roberta B Semler

August 18, 1931 — November 16, 2022

On November 16, 2022, Roberta B. Semler passed peacefully with her family at her side.  She was born on August 18, 1931 in Yellow Springs, Ohio to the late Robert and Anna Brannum. Roberta was a graduate of Bryan High School, Yellow Springs.  She worked in the Yellow Springs School District from 1969 to her retirement in 1994, and continued working as a volunteer in the Yellow Springs Schools.  For many years, she was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, serving in many positions.  She was also involved in the Homemakers' Extension Club. Roberta was dedicated to her role as a farmer's wife, helping run their Holstein dairy farm in Yellow Springs.  She was also a lifelong active member of her church.  Roberta was well known for her Christmas rolls that she shared with family, friends, and neighbors, a skill that she passed on to her children and grandchildren. Roberta is survived by her husband of 71 years, Kingsley Semler, children: Karen (Gary) Blevins, Kurt (Tracy) Semler, Jim (Roberta) Semler, and Bob (Sheryl) Semler, grandchildren: Lindsay (Brian) Esten, Derek (Courtney) Semler, Heather (Cory) Wilt, Kristen Semler, Alec Semler, Brandon (Jackie) Semler, Logan Semler, Anna Semler & fiance Alex Bryant, Annie Semler, and Emily Semler, great-grandchildren: Abigail Wilt, Lucas and Quinn Esten, and Josie and Gracie Semler as well as many close friends and extended family.  Roberta's family extends their sincere appreciation to Shawnee Estates and Hospice of Dayton for their compassionate care for Roberta.  Contributions can be made in Roberta's name, to Hospice of Dayton.  A gathering in Roberta's honor will be held in the near future.  Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting There will be a celebration of life open house for Roberta B. Semler on Sunday, December 11, 2022 from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Missionary Church, 491 W. Hyde Rd., Yellow Springs. Come share your memories and friendship.

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, December 11, 2022

1:30 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pleasant Grove Missionary Church

491 W. Hyde Rd., Yellow Springs, OH 45387

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