AMerican Veteran 10

John Allen Roberts

August 18, 1947 ~ April 19, 2022 (age 74)

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John Allen Roberts, age 74, of Warsaw, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne, IN.           

Mr. Roberts was born on August 18, 1947, in Bluffton, Indiana, to Ralph and Mary (Bedwell) Roberts. His parents preceded him in death. He married Delores Drerup on June 27, 1970, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Huntington. She survives and resides in Warsaw, IN.

Mr. Roberts was a 1965 graduate of Montpelier High School.  He received his B.A. from Ball State University in 1974 and a M.A. from St. Francis College.   John served in the United States Air Force as a fuel system mechanic from 1965 to 1969 during the Vietnam conflict. He received the Air Force Commendation Medal while serving his country.  Mr. Roberts was a fine arts teacher at Whitko for three years and then taught and was head of the department for 27 years at Columbia City Joint High School.  He was a former member of St. Mary Catholic Church and a current member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warsaw. He was also a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and the Indiana Retired Teachers Association.

Along with his wife, Delores, John is survived by three daughters, Jennifer (Kevin) Campbell, Huntington, IN, Lisa (Troy) Lephart, Muncie, IN, Carolyn (Kraig) Borders, Elkhart, IN; one brother, Max Coffield, Huntington, IN; one sister, Mary Kay (Roger) Strine, Hartford City, IN; 7 grandchildren, Travis Campbell, Brandy Campbell, both of Huntington, IN; Chase Lephart, Jacob Lephart, Ryleigh Lephart, all of Muncie, IN; and Brynlee Borders, Lily Borders, both of Elkhart, IN.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert Coffield, Raymond Coffield and Ralph “Jay” Coffield.

 A Recitation of the Rosary will begin at 3:30 p.m., on Monday, April 25, 2022, followed by the calling hours from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington, IN  46750.

Additional calling hours will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. with the

Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 903 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington, IN  46750, with Fr. Thomas Zehr officiating.    

 A burial with Military Honors will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Huntington, IN.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to either of the following, St. Mary Catholic Church, Disabled American Veterans or the Heart Institute Fund at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington, IN  46750.

McElhaney- Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN, is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent www.mcelhaneyhartfuneralhome.com

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Services

Recitation of the Rosary
Monday
April 25, 2022

3:30 PM
McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home
715 N. Jefferson St.
Huntington, IN 46750

Visitation
Monday
April 25, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home
715 N. Jefferson St.
Huntington, IN 46750

Visitation
Tuesday
April 26, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
903 N. Jefferson Street
Huntington, IN 46750

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday
April 26, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church (N. Jefferson Street, Huntington)

Military Honors
Tuesday
April 26, 2022

11:00 AM
Mount Calvary Cemetery, Huntington

Donations

St. Mary Catholic Church
c/o McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington IN 46750
Tel: 1-260-356-3320
Email: mike@McElhaneyHartFuneralHome.com

Disabled American Veterans
c/o McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington IN 46750
Web: https://secure.dav.org/site/Donation2?df_id=10802&10802.donation=form1&msclkid=f1f585075abb1f555a3ae

The Heart Institute Fund at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
c/o McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington IN 46750
Web: https://www.givetochildrens.org/Ways-to-Give

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