Peggy Ann Keaton Roberts was born in Ashland, KY on June 15, 1928 and passed away on July 30, 2022. She grew up in Huntington, WV. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Homer Keaton and Ruth Bragg Keaton, her husband Wendell A Roberts and granddaughter Sarah Brooke Roberts Hart.
In 1949 Peggy married Wendell Arthur Roberts and they soon moved to Kentucky Christian College in Grayson, Ky to enter the ministry. They served many churches in Kentucky as students. They ministered to the Peaks Mill Christian Church in Frankfort, KY, Macedonia Church of Christ in Lexington, KY, Highlawn Church of Christ in Huntington, WV, Elkins Church of Christ in Elkins, WV, First Christian Church in Covington, VA, Peaks Mill Christian Church in Frankfort, KY, Morristown Christian Church in Morristown, IN, Olive Hill Church of Christ in Olive Hill, KY, Highlawn Church of Christ in Huntington, WV along with several part time ministries after retirement. Peggy was the “old time stereotypical” preacher’s wife. She housed guests, cooked for crowds, directed the music, taught others to direct music, was a sought after soloist, taught volunteer teachers how to teach. She mentored many a young person headed to Bible College and ministered to women’s groups as a conference speaker throughout the US. She worked hard to go back to school after her children were in school and obtained her Master’s Degree in education. She directed an independent school for handicapped children, taught the learning disabled, Kindergarten and First Grade. Her teaching didn’t stop in the classroom!
Peggy is the mother of three children, Susan Jane Roberts Davis and Dennis of Roanoke, VA, Wendell William Roberts and Cindy of Jamestown, KY and Raymond Allen Roberts and Candyce of Campbellsville, KY. She is proud of her nurse, preacher and doctor children. She has 8 granddaughters: Susan Lee Gilliland Sivkov of Marina del Rey, CA, Jeri Rae Gilliland Haubner of Avon, IN, Julie Dawn Gilliland Wright of Roanoke, VA, Sarah Brooke Roberts Hart deceased 2012, Elizabeth Ashley Roberts Leveridge of Jamestown, KY, Heather Lee Roberts Russell of Campbellsville, KY, Summer Rae Roberts Tucker of Campbellsville, KY and Kendal Shea Roberts Harden of Campbellsville, KY all blessing her with the gift of 27 Great Grandchildren.
She is also survived by a sister Billie Keaton Konikov and 3 nieces and a nephew.
Her strength as a woman, mother and Christian is an example she leaves her family. Visuals of her faithfulness to her morning devotions are memories the family hold dear. She is well known for her homemade rolls and cinnamon rolls and passed that skill to several family members. She was a member of Freedom Christian Church in Jamestown, KY.
The family is appreciative of all thoughts, prayers and kind words. A celebration of her life will be from 5-7 PM CDT on Monday, August 1st at Harden Coffee in Campbellsville, KY. You may honor her memory with gifts to Freedom Christian Church or the Sarah Roberts Hart Scholarship Fund.
Wilson Funeral Home, Russell Springs is in charge of arrangements.