Roberta J. Cartwright

May 14, 1933 - June 19, 2020

Age 87, of E. Perry Ave., Silver Springs formerly residing at N. Main St., Gainesville passed away on June 19, 2020 at the Wyoming County Nursing Facility in Warsaw.

She was born May 14, 1933 in the Town of Gainesville, daughter of the late McKinley and Mary Elwell Prentice. She loved going on trips to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Shenandoah Valley, Gettysburg and country and western concerts with her husband, Bob. Roberta was honored for a letter to the editor, with a trophy in 1968 from the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge. The award was for outstanding achievement in bringing about a better understanding of the American way of life.

Roberta was predeceased by her beloved husband, Robert Everett Cartwright and her son, Larry Cartwright.

Surviving are her son, Kent (Terry) Cartwright of Portageville; her daughter-in-law, Debbie Cartwright of Gainesville; two sisters, Reba Hilligas of Warsaw and Carol Smith of Portsmouth, VA; three grandchildren, Shannon Cartwright, Deanna Cartwright and Jeremy Cartwright; six great grandchildren, Peyton Cartwright, Parker Cartwright, Zachary Grisewood, Samantha Grisewood, Elisa Cartwright and Zane Cartwright; several nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 11 AM at Maple Grove Cemetery, East Rd., Gainesville. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are being completed by Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, Warsaw. Online condolences at


I remember thee in this solemn hour, my dear mother. I remember the days when thou didst dwell on earth, and thy tender love watched over me like a guardian angel. Thou hast gone from me, but the bond which unites our souls can never be severed; thine image lives within my heart. May the merciful Father reward thee for the faithfulness and kindness thou hast ever shown me; may he lift up the light of his countenance upon thee and grant thee eternal peace. Amen.

Important Dates

June 25, 2020 : Graveside service for Roberta J. Cartwright at Maple Grove Cemetery, Gainesville - 11:00 AM

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Jul 1.20 from David Champlin:

So sorry for your loss. Can hear Bert’s laugh now.  Had many talks in the back yard over the fence. Prayers for her family

Jun 27.20 from Ann Reynolds:

Bert was a really nice lady. We had lots of laughs over the years. I thought of her this morning when I used my furniture polish to clean a kitchen stool.  She told me how good it worked and I have done it ever since.  That had to be 40 years ago.  Great lady, now back with Bob.

Jun 24.20 from Carolyn & BruceVan Slyke:

Very sorry for your loss

Jun 23.20 from Leilani Seymour:

My heart breaks to have to say goodbye to the best Aunt ever. I love you and will always love.

Jun 22.20 from Eleanor Torrey:

Dear Kent and family,
I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I extend my sympathy to all members of Roberta’s family. I had gotten acquainted with and visited her here at the apartments. She told me many things about the past and knew my grandparents and mother.Carol and I graduated together from LCS in 1960.Roberta was a very nice person and I enjoyed my visits with her. I had been praying for her. I phoned her a few times at WCCH. Sincerely, Eleanor