Roberta Mae Wolfe

Roberta M. Wolfe

Virden – Roberta M. Wolfe, 71, of Virden, IL passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 while visiting with her family in Fountain Hills, AZ

Roberta was born in Springfield, IL on April 12, 1948 the daughter of George Robert and Mary Lou (Hines) Bolton.  She was a graduate of Girard High School, class of 1966.  She married Robert J. Wolfe on November 23, 1968 in Virden, IL.

Roberta was a member of the Virden Nazarene Church.  Her most recent employment was with Dr. Stephen Wallace as an Pediatric LPN at Springfield Clinic Pediatric and Adolescents.  She also worked for the Illinois State Police and Department of Revenue as an Administrative Assistant.  She was also a member of the Virden Sports Boosters for several years.

In her spare time she enjoyed boot-scootin’ dancing, having breakfast with friends at Hardee’s, spending time with her grandkids and sitting at home watching TV with her cat Dia’ae.

She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, friend, and confidant.

Roberta is survived by her daughter, Carmen J. (Steve “Shane”) Bishop of Virden, IL; brothers, Robert “Corncob” (Cindy) Bolton, Dale “Stompy” Bolton and Terry (Diane) Bolton all of Virden, IL; sisters, Georgie Brewer, Nina Bolton and Barb (Paulie) all of Virden, IL, several nieces and nephews and 2 grandchildren, Andrew Wolfe and Savannah Bishop.  She is also survived by her best friend Debbie “Lucy” Marsaglia.

Roberta was proceeded in death by her father, George Bolton, step-father John Ersery, husband Robert Wolfe, son Eric Wolfe and mother Mary Lou Ersery.

There will be no visitation, cremations rites have been accorded.  There will be a Graveside Service at Virden Cemetery on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. Steve Gocking officiating.  Memorials may be made tio:  Refuge Ranch, 9350 Cascade Road, rochester, IL 62563.  A Celebration of Life gathering will follow until 2:00 P.M. at the Virden Community Center.  To leave a comment for the family please visit:

17 thoughts on “Roberta Mae Wolfe

  1. So sorry to here of your loss. Roberta was an amazing person that many called a friend. May God give you strength to get through this difficult time. Blessings to you all.

  2. I just recently got to know Roberta through seeing her at my work. I fell in love with her zesty, sassy and funny self. We always told her how much we liked her pretty complexion, flawless! . She was a firecracker and I always looked forward to seeing her. I will greatly miss her. I’m very sorry for your loss

  3. Sending my condolences and prayers for her family and friends. Debbie im so sorry for the pain and sorrow you are going through. Friends like you two were…well it just is like losing a sister. Bert you were a special lady RIP

  4. Roberta was a great person who will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family & friends.

    Susie Leigh and Bill Gheen

  5. I am so sorry to hear of Roberta’s passing. She was a great lady who I always enjoyed running into and catching up with. She will be missed by many. Prayers for Carmen, Andrew, Savannah and all who will miss her.

  6. We join the countless others who are in shock and grieving the loss of our dear friend Roberta. Our hearts are heavy for her family and the many she loved dearly. May God provide strength and wisdom and comfort and peace in the days ahead.

  7. I am so sorry to hear of Bert’s sudden passing! She was a great lady!..sending my deepest sympathy and heart felt prayers to all of her family and friends, especially Deb Marsaglia, Dixie Gage and Georgie

  8. Debbie you are in my heart. So sad. I am so sorry for you and her family God’s blessings to you all and strength to get you through this difficult time

  9. I am sad beyond words. Roberta was an amazing woman and so loved by everyone. My heart aches for the family and I am praying that the love from everyone will help them through this. May God be with them through this sad time.

    • Now her and Bob are truly together again. What a fine couple were they. She sure did love her grand kids! I will remember always. Kept you on they straight and narrow. Craig Neighbors

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