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D. Jean Roberts D. Jean Roberts
D. Jean Roberts D. Jean Roberts

D. Jean Roberts

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s UCC

D. Jean Roberts, 91, of Whitehall, died on Nov. 2, 2019, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

She was the widow of William J. Roberts Jr.

Born in East Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Esther (Krause) Kernechel.

She was an office clerk for the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union for more than 25 years.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fullerton, and the Whitehall Women’s Club for many years.

Her survivors include a daughter, Debra Johnston, wife of Arthur of Fogelsville; sisters Betty Roberts of Whitehall, Joan Ritter of Sellersville; sister-in-law, Fabianne Kernechel, of Whitehall; grandchildren Arthur W. Johnston and wife, Jennifer, Dawn Snook and husband, Allen; great-grandchildren Molly, Gracie and Jackson Johnston, Lily and William Snook; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by brothers Robert and Richard Kernechel.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Nov. 8 at Keller Funeral Home, 1018 Church St., Fogelsville. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m.

Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Macungie.

Condolences may be offered to the family at

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fellowship Manor, 3000 Fellowship Drive, Whitehall, PA 18052.