Roberta Joan Saurers

Birth Date: 
Monday, September 20, 1948
Date of Passing: 
Friday, April 17, 2020

WOOSTER – Roberta Joan Saurers, 71, of Wooster passed away on Friday, April 17, 2020 at Smithville Western Care Center.

She was born September 20, 1948 in Mansfield the daughter of Eugene Richard and Mary Noreene O’Connell Matuck.  She married Irvin “Sonny” Saurers on July 17, 1971.  He survives.

Roberta was a graduate of Waynedale High School and a homemaker.  She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.  She enjoyed attending Wooster High School sporting events with her daughter and was a loving wife, mother and sister.

Surviving in addition to her husband is her daughter Kathariine June Saurers of Wooster, her twin sister Rita Jean Matuck of Wooster and a sister June Ellen Matuck of Apple Creek.

A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


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Memorial Mass at a later date


To Sonny, Kathy, Jeanie, and June Ellen,
I love you all and I am so sorry. I want to remember
you in prayer when you come to mind. May God bless
you all and surround you with His love.

Sonny, Kathy, Jeannie and June,
I am so sorry for your loss, especially during this already difficult time. Joanie was one of a kind and I'm going to miss her like crazy! I'm so glad I had the privilege of helping her these past several years. Many prayers for comfort to you all!

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Sonny and Kathy, you both are in our thoughts and prayers and we are sorry for your loss. Kathy, your Mom will always be in your heart, always remember how proud she was of her girl.

She was such an angel and loved you all so much. I'm sorry that she will no longer on be on earth but now she's an angel in heaven. All our love - Andrea, Mark & Shawna

My condolences to my cousin's Sonny and Kathy and the rest of family. I'm so sorry this happened at this time my ❤ goes out to you.

I'm so sorry for your loss. Joan was a beautiful person and a good friend. She will be missed by many.

Thinking of your family at this time. We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved wife, mother and sister. Sending love and prayers to your family. May Roberta rest in the arms of Jesus. May God bring you all much comfort, peace and love.

sonny and kathy sorry to here of your lose she was a great wooster sports fan god bless

Dear Sonny, Kathy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish you all peace. I will certainly miss her. God bless you all.

We are so sorry for your loss and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Irv,Kathy,my condolences on your loss.Cherish the happy memories.

Sonny, Kathy, Jeannie and June my deepest heartfelt condolences.

We were all very sorry to hear of Joanie's passing. Our heartfelt prayers are with Sonny, Kathy June, Jeanie, and June Ellen.

So sorry to read the sad news about Roberta. I got to know her when I visited my husband, Larry, who had been in the Willows at Smithville Western. She always had such a sweet smile. My condolences to her family.

Oh my goodness.Did heaven ever get a true Angel when they got Joanie!She put a smile on my heart every time we met.Sending hugs and prayers of comfort to all of you.Rest in peace and love,my friend.

Mrs. Saurers was one of a kind! Always kind and caring and a great supporter of a whole generation of Wooster athletes. My deepest sympathy to Irv and Kathy.

Sonny, Kathy, Jean and June...we are so sorry to learn of Joan’s passing. Especially during this time of separation from family. Joan was always concerned about everyone else and how they were doing. Although we can’t all be with your family at this time, know we are thinking of you and keeping you all in prayer.

I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. She was always such a sweet lady. Thinking of you, your dad and your Aunt during this time. Prayers of strength for the days ahead. Sending lots of love and hugs to you Kathy.

I am so sorry for your loss! My mom Ruth thought so much of your wife, mom, sister. She had shared a room with her a couple of years ago, and I use to work with Kathy. Love you and keeping you in my prayers.

so sorry to hear of the passing of Joan. My sympathy and prayers for the family.

So terribly sorry to hear of the passing of Joanie Our thoughts and prayers with you Sonny, Kathy, Jeannie, and June Ellen.

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. If there is anything you need please be sure to let’s us know. Our deepest sympathy...The Clarke Family

So sorry to hear about Roberta. She was a sweet person. We will miss her. We are keeping you in our prayers.

Joan's smile, her pride and animation when she talked about Kathy--that's what we think of when we think of Joan. Irv and Kathy, you are in our hearts and prayers at this time. May Joan's memory be a blessing when you think of her.

Dear Kathy, So very sorry to hear about your mothers death.
Eric and I will be praying for you and your mother.
Our Love, Eric and Morris

June Ellen, so sorry to hear of your loss. There are lots of good memories we can recall from our younger years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God's blessings to all of you.

Kathy I’m so sorry about you mom she know a special angle in heaven
Your family will be in my prayers

Oh Kathy, Irvin, and Rita, Our entire family is so saddened at Roberta's passing. She always had a smile and a sweet thing to say when I would run into her. Her love and enthusiasm for Wooster High School sports was felt by everyone. She will be truly missed. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. We love your family.

Pam, Dave, Austin, and Whitney Taylor

Thinking of you during this difficult time. Big hugs and prayers, Molly

I am so sorry for your family's loss. Sending hugs during this tough time.

Kathy and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to all of you at this difficult time.

To the Sourers and Matuck Family
We go back 60 years when the Matuck family welcomed my family to Ohio. Our parents were best of friends. Sonny and Kathy our hearts are with you. Sonny, you have always been one of the best things at Wooster High School. Kathy, you are the best of managers for basketball and volleyball. Your wife and mom were always so friendly to me and my family. Kathy, you and your mom were great supporters of my daughter Halle Gallo-Malta in basketball. She loves you. We love you.

Sonny & Kathy & family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and wife. Kathy sending hugs you way and you are in our prayers and may God grant all of you the peace and comfort that only he has the power to give at this most difficult time. Keep all the good memories and fun times that you have close to your heart. Love you.

Sonny, Cathy, June, Jean. We are very sorry for your loss. Hold on to all the good memories. Prayers for all, stay strong.

Hello Cathy,

This is (according to you) your favorite volleyball official. Please know all of us that know you wish you peace and understanding in your life at this time. Looking forward to seeing you (hopefully) this coming volleyball season.

So sorry to here about Joan, prayers for her family.

So sorry to hear of your loss Irvin. We were in grade school together.

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