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Connellsville woman found joy in music, family

Jacob Tierney
| Friday, May 11, 2018, 11:00 p.m.

Nancy Lee Roberts filled her world with song.

She and her husband, Donald Roberts, traveled to music venues across Southwestern Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He could play almost any instrument, and she loved to sing.

They mostly performed old-school country western music, covering Conway Twitty and other classic artists.

“She wore her heart on her sleeve; she helped everybody and anybody that asked. She was an amazing woman,” said her daughter, Tina Underwood.

Nancy L. (Sherbondy) Roberts, 73, of Connellsville died Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at Excela Westmoreland hospital in Greensburg.

She was born May 28, 1944, in Mt. Pleasant to the late Kenneth and Catherine (Flanigan) Sherbody.

She met her husband, the late Donald Roberts, at a concert, and they performed together for many years.

“He played every instrument you can possibly think of,” Underwood said.

In addition to singing, she enjoyed dancing and making refrigerator magnets that she'd sell to her friends at bingo games.

Mrs. Roberts was a stay-at-home mom. She was a happy person who was always willing to help out when a friend or family member needed it.

“Anybody who needed a hand, my mom was right there,” Underwood said.

She often hosted family gatherings at holidays and other special occasions, where she would always supply her specialty, macaroni salad.

She had many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and she was proud of them all. Whenever a new member of the family was born, she'd tell everyone she knew, her daughter said.

“I think the whole world knew,” Underwood said.

Mrs. Roberts is survived by her daughters, Tina Underwood and husband, Ed, of Derry, and Linda McMahan and husband, Rick Kreger, of Acme; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring St., Scottdale.

Jacob Tierney is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-836-6646, or via Twitter @Soolseem.

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