Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Roberta M. Klein, 64, of Wooster, went home to be with her Lord & Savior on Monday, June 12, 2023 at The Avenue of Wooster.

She was born on May 29, 1959 in Orrville the daughter of John M. and Mary A. Marks Messenger.

Roberta worked as a bartender at the Wooster Elks #1346 for many years where she loved socializing with her customers.  She loved Jesus and “Mimi” loved her grandchildren.  Roberta was a member of Parkview Christian Church.

She is survived by her children Billie Jo Clair of Orrville, James (Kristen) Hites, Jr. of Massillon, Matthew (Bree) Klein of Canton and Jenny Karger of Wooster; grandchildren Aaron, Lily, Landon, Hunter, Kaden, Makenna, Wyatt, Caleb, Dylan and Marlee; a sister Fronie (Dale) Holliday; and a brother John Messenger.

Roberta was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Dana “Andy” Messenger, Melvin “Charlie” Messenger, and Scott Messenger.

A Service of Remembrance will be held Sunday, June 25, 2023, at 2:00 PM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with Pastor Brent Durham officiating.

Friends will be received 1-hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Sunday.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray expenses.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


  1. It was a pleasure providing care for you Bert. You will be greatly missed R.I.P.

  2. Sad to read Bertie passed. She was a sweet soul.
    My condolences to all her family and friends. Heaven gained an angel.

  3. Praying for all of you. Bert was like another mom to me growing up. She always treated me as her own. I’m sure Billie and I gave her some gray hair with our shenanigans. You will be greatly missed momma Bert!


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