Roberta Elizabeth (Obert) Silva, 70, passed away December 6,2014 at her home in Fort Branch, Indiana.
She was born in Snake Run, Indiana on February 19, 1944, to Clemens H. Obert and Marie M. (Wulf) Obert.
She was blessed to have a special uncle, August S. Wulf.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Frank J. Silva, three sons, Joe (Amy) Silva, James (Stephanie) Silva, and Fr. John Silva. She is also survived by a brother, Greg (Rose) Obert. Roberta has eight beautiful grandchildren, Damian, Abigale and Annabelle Silva, Blake and Brooke Silva, and Nicole, Hailey and Jake Richter and nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Roberta is preceded in death by her sister Marlene Obert who passed away in Nov. 2013.
She dedicated her life to God, Church, family, school and her community. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and an active member of the St. Anneís Altar Society and the St. Bernardís Choir. She, along with her husband, was a recipient of the Brute Award from the Diocese of Evansville.
She attended and was a strong supporter of Holy Cross Catholic School. She was a 1962 graduate of Ft. Branch High School. She obtained a bachelorís and masterís degree from the University of Evansville. She taught at Rex Mundi Catholic High School, Ft. Branch High School and Gibson Southern High School where she was also a Guidance Counselor. She completed her 48th year of working in the education field in 2014.
She was a member of the South Gibson Classroom Teacherís Association, South Gibson Dollars for Scholars, Ft. Branch Alumni Association, Ft. Branch Gymnasium Board, ISTA, NEA and Delta Kappa Gamma teacherís society. She sponsored many activities and clubs at Gibson Southern High School.
Roberta took much pride in her students. Her gift was to help them have a successful life and career. She loved to help other people with many projects and completed them with pride.
Roberta will truly be missed by her family, many friends, co-workers and students.
Visitation will be held at Stodghill Funeral Home in Ft. Branch on Tuesday, December 9th from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday morning, December 10th from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated by her son, Fr. John Silva, along with Fr. Tony Ernst, Fr. Sudhakar Bhastati, Fr. Eric Sternberg, and Fr. Troy Przybilla and will take place at St. Bernardís Catholic Church, Snake Run, beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 10th.