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Roberta I. 'Bertie' Bickham

November 1, 1929 - May 3, 2018

Burial Date May 10, 2018

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Roberta I. “Bertie” (Cash) Bickham, 88, began her celebration in heaven on May 3, 2018, at 5:40AM, at VanCrest of Delphos.

Roberta was born November 1, 1929 in Lima, OH, to Lloyd Cash and Bertha (Faulkner)Cash who both preceded her in death. On April 28, 1950 she married Arthur Bickham who preceded her in death on January 26, 2007.

Roberta graduated from Lima South High School in 1949. She was a life long member at West Side United Methodist Church. She worked a variety of jobs in her lifetime which include: Newberry’s Dime Store, Isly’s Soda Fountain, The Leader Store, Rink’s Department Store and McDonalds. Her most favorite job was at Dairy Queen, where she worked at until she was 79. She was known for creating the famous “Bert” sandwich that was loved by all of her customers. In her spare time (not that she had any) she was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, and grandma “Bert” to anyone and everyone, girl scout and 4-H advisor, she was also involved in Civil Air Patrol and Confederate Air Force that restored old WWII planes with her deceased husband Arthur. Bert was a spunky lady, she was very generous and never knew a stranger, she loved to help anyone in need. She was also known for being notoriously late, stating ” I’m not late I arrived precisely at the time that I intended too”. She collected everything Snoopy and loved peanut butter & hot fudge sundaes.

She is survived by her daughter, Chari Solomon and fiancée Tom Sommers of Elida, OH, siblings, Ava (Harold) (d) Melton of Wapakoneta, OH, Alice (Paul) (d) Cisco of Caledonia, OH, Marie (Stan) Lawrence of Lima, OH, grandchildren, Michael (Stephanie) Bickham of Lima, OH, John Solomon of Elida, OH, and great-grandson, Landin Utrup.

She is preceded in death by her siblings, Delores (David) (d) McCullough, Rosemary Cash, Everett Cash, Wesley Cash, Delmer Cash, Virgil Cash, Robert Eugene Cash and Arthur Cash.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the SHAWNEE CHAPEL.

Celebration Services will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 1:00PM, the family will also receive friends and an hour prior at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL HOME, SHAWNEE CHAPEL.

Pastor Nathan Branim to officiate the service. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

The family would like to express their gratitude to VanCrest Facility of Delphos and St. Rita’s Hospice for the care given to Bert through the years.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.


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