Roberta Lynn Dorn, 61, of Alpha, passed away with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at her side, Thursday, June 14, 2012. Cremation has been accorded. Memorial services will be held at Dusters Funeral Home in Tarentum, Penn., Saturday, June 23, 2012. Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials in her name may be sent to Inter Community Cancer Center in Galesburg and online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknoxfuneralhome.com.
She was born Jan. 11, 1951 in Harrison Township, Penn., to Robert and Dorothy Painter Dorn. She graduated from Kiski Area High School in Vandergrift, Penn, and married Steven Booker Nov. 16, 1984 in Rockwall, Texas. He died in 2007.
Roberta owned and operated cafés in Woodhull and Coos Bay, Oregon. She was a hard worker and enjoyed drywalling with her husband. She delivered parts for Truck Country in Davenport, Iowa and most recently was employed at XPAC in Milan. She enjoyed garage sales and reading.
Survivors include one daughter: LaShaun (Joe) Kness of Alpha; one grandson: Ryan Miley of Woodhull; her mother: Dorothy Dorn of Natrona, Penn.; six sisters: Patty Jones and Peggy Tellez of Natrona; Lynda Jarzynka of Verona, Penn.; Donna Wissinger of Sarver, Penn.; Tammy Bowser and Rita Belistario of Natrona Heights, Penn.; three brothers: Thomas Dorn of Natrona Heights; Ronald Dorn of Dallas, Ga.; Donald Dorn of Burt, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her father preceded her in death.