February 24, 1931 ~ July 3, 2020

Born in: Whitesville, Kentucky
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Margaret Howard Roberts, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, July 3, 2020 at Hillcrest Nursing Home. Margaret was born on Feb 24, 1931 in Whitesville, KY to the late George and Beulah Mayfield Howard. Aside from her parents, Margaret is preceded in death by her husband, William Owen Roberts (April 1995); sisters, Celestine Howard, Mary Howard, Gertrude Howard, Wilma Howard, Vivian Howard, Lucille Howard; brothers, Cornelius Howard, Joseph Howard, William Howard, Phillip Howard and a daughter-in-law Susan Hall Roberts (Joe).

Those left to cherish her memory are her children Mike Roberts (Teresa), Jeff Roberts, Yvonne Grossman, Darrell Roberts, Joe Roberts, Beth Ebelhar (Rob), Grandchildren Kenny Ryan Grossman, Kevin (Meredith) Roberts, Drew Bruner, Matthew Forsythe, Heath Roberts, Blake Roberts, Nick Roberts, Jessica Ebelhar, Kelle Ebelhar, great-grandchildren Luisa Roberts and soon to arrive, Vivian Bruner; siblings, Matt (Cotton) Howard, Barbara Fischer (Sylvester), and Randy (Dottye Jo) Howard; many nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Betty (Jimmy) Davis.

Margaret was a long-time member of St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Rome, Ky. After Willian Owen passed away, she moved to Owensboro and was a devoted member of Blessed Mother. She had special love for Mary, the Blessed Mother of Jesus, and prayed to her often. Margaret was a humble woman with a cheerful nature, she never complained and chose to see the best in everyone.

Special thanks for the kindness and care she received at the Carmel Home, Hillcrest Nursing Home, Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.

A Funeral Mass Celebration will take place 12:00 pm Monday, July 6, 2020 at Blessed Mother Catholic Church. Visitation will take place Monday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Blessed Mother Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Blessed Mother Catholic Church in Owensboro. Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Roberts. Memories and condolences for the family can be left at


Funeral Mass: July 6, 2020 12:00 pm

Blessed Mother Catholic Church
601 East 23rd street
Owensboro, KY 42303

Visitation: July 6, 2020 10:00 am - July 6, 2020 12:00 pm

Blessed Mother Catholic Church
601 East 23rd street
Owensboro, KY 42303

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  1. Remembering your families. I am so sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing————-she was such a fine lady.

    • She really was…I don’t think many people could have lived life with as many hardships and keep their faith and smile
      Thanks so much

  2. To Yvonne.
    We send our condolences on hearing about the passing
    of your Mother Margaret. You and all of the family are in
    our thought’s and prayers.

  3. So sorry to hear of Aunt Margaret’s passing. Remembering her beautiful smile. Brenda Roberts Haynes

    • Thank you so much. I find it interesting that Mom was remembered by her smile by so many. I really appreciate you reaching out to us.
      Beth Ebelhar

  4. Aunt Marg had an infectious smile! She will be missed by many, but I’m so grateful for her place in paradise! RIP Aunt Marg!

    • Thanks so much for all the support you and your family have given us through all these many months. Mom loved her extended family for sure.

  5. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the family. Praying God is putting His comforting arms around and you can find comfort in Him today and the days ahead.
    Larry & Sharon Chaffin

  6. Yvonne and Beth: Was so sad to learn of aunt Margaret’s passing, I remember her warm friendly smile anytime I would see her and her genuine interest in how I had been doing. My thoughts and prayers are with both of you and the rest of the family.

    Craig Fort

    • Thank you Craig, Mom sure did love all her nieces and nephews. She was smiling pretty much until the end, I was fortunate I was able to be with her at the end.

  7. Joe , So sorry to hear about Your Mom’s passing . Prayers to You and Your Family , God Bless .

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