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Martha Jean (Sievers) Roberts, 91, Vincennes, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016.
She was born Oct. 19, 1924, to Helen (Bezy) and Julius Sievers, Vincennes.
After graduating from Lincoln High School, Martha worked at the Bureau of Mines as a secretary.
Martha was a volunteer during World War II at the USO, where she met her future husband C.P. "Red" Roberts. Red was stationed at George Field, near Lawrenceville, Illinois, teaching a new technology called radar. On the first night they met, at a USO dance, Red told Martha he was going to marry her. They were married in 1945 and had five children: Michael, Jamie, Sara, Patrick and Anne.
Martha was preceded in death by Red; her son Michael; her parents, Helen and Julius Sievers; her sister, Virginia Marcroft; and brother John (Jack) Sievers.
She is survived by Jamie and Dan Schantz, Batesville, Sara and John Webster, Vincennes, Pat and Janie Roberts, Newburgh, and Anne Roberts and Gary Horton, Bloomington; and grandchildren Leah Johns, Jon Schantz, Kerri Schantz, Michael Roberts, Benjamin Roberts, Molly Webster and Tom Webster.
There will be no visitation as Martha chose to donate her body to the Indiana University School of Medicine for education and research. A memorial service will be held at St. John's Catholic Church, Vincennes, April 30 with a celebration of her life following.
Memorials may be made to Anatomical Education of the IU School of Medicine.
Published on  April 18, 2016
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