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Roberta E. Sheedy

Roberta E. Sheedy Roberta E. Sheedy

Roberta Elaine (Birdie) Sheedy, 80, passed away Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at Skyland Care Center in Sylva, N.C.

She was born Nov. 2, 1940, in Elwood, Ind., the daughter of Robert J. and Eva M. Turner Dickey. She was formerly of Georgetown.

Roberta was a homemaker, had worked in a canning factory in Point Isabel, Ind., at Grants in Elwood, sold beautiful plants and cared for veterans in her home.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Larry A. Sheedy; her brother, Donald Dickey; and her sister, Becky Dickey.

She is survived by her son, Rodney A. Sheedy (Julie) of Converse, Ind.; daughter, Trina Payton (Rob) of Glenville, N.C., and Brenda Johnson (Mark) of Bloomington, Ind.; sisters, Jeanetta Sheedy of Big Sandy, Texas, and Marlene Clymer (Larry) of Ellijay, Ga.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Due to COVID-19, a virtual funeral service will be held at at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. Burial will follow at Edwardsville Cemetery in Edwardsville, Ind.

The family suggests memorial gifts be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in Roberta’s name.

Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown is entrusted with local arrangements.