Roberta B. King

February 21, 1923 - March 14, 2008

02/21/1923 - 03/14/2008

Past Services

Visitation
Thursday March 20, 2008
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lawrencefield Parish Churchyard
Table Rock Lane
Wheeling, WV 26003
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Service
Thursday March 20, 2008
11:00 am
Lawrencefield Parish Churchyard
Table Rock Lane
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions
Cemetery
Thursday March 20, 2008
12:00 pm
Lawrencefield Parish Churchyard
Table Rock Lane
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions

KING, Roberta B. “Berta”, 85. formerly of Stratford Road, Wheeling, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2008, at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater Florida.
Born in Windsor, Missouri, on February 21, 1923, the daughter of the late Robert and Bernice Myers Burcham. Roberta moved to Owensboro, Kentucky, during her teenage years. She worked at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, during World War II, where she met her husband, Bill, and they married in 1950. She was a member of The Lawrencefield Parish Church Episcopal, Table Rock Lane, Wheeling. She lived life to the fullest. She loved her family, her friends, playing golf, traveling, and shopping, but most of all, through her love, she taught us how to live our lives. Throughout her life and her recent years of illness, she taught us courage, strength of character, and how a positive attitude can overcome life’s challenges.
Roberta was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William M. King, on May 22, 1998. She is truly loved and will be so missed by her family: daughter Debbie Krogh, and son-in-law Frank, of Pinellas Park, FL.; son Mark King, and daughter-in-law Patti, of Richardson, TX; grandson Mark King, Jr. and granddaughter Mary Beth King; her sister Barbara Baskett; her brothers, L.K. Burcham and Gene Burcham; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation and funeral services will be held from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 20, in Wheeling at Lawrencefield Parish Church with burial to follow in the Churchyard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Roberta’s memory may be made to Lawrencefield Parish Church, PO Box 4063, Wheeling, WV 26003. Arrangements are being taken care of by the McCoy – Altmeyer Funeral Home, 44-15th Street, Wheeling, WV.
Family and friends may offer online condolences at altmeyer.com

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Barbara Moyse
8 years ago

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal”. My thoughts and prayers are with Debbie and her family.

Bill Holmes
8 years ago

A strong woman can have a tremendous influence on the world around her. She can influence family, friends and the community. Your Mom must have been that kind of person.

With deepest sympathy,

Bill Holmes

Elizabeth Disco-Shearer
8 years ago

Dear Mark and Patti:

The loss of a dear parent is always difficult. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. A mass is being said in memory of your mother.

Elizabeth Disco-Shearer

Society of St.Vincent de Paul

Lynn Buch
8 years ago

Debbie and Family, So sorry I missed the services,but I haven’t been able to stop thinking of two things since I finally caught up with her obituary a couple of days ago….One, I was remembering those wonderful afternoons spent at your house “playing” ever so long ago, and she would make us these ham and cheese sandwiches on a bun wrapped in tin foil and heated in the oven — my mouth has been watering for them ever since. They were so simple, but she made them seem like something so special, andI remember thinking that I wished my mother was more like her. Then,in later years, as I grew to know and appreciate the true lady she was,there was the time she walked into the Country Club in a white leather suit — what a vision! And this time I wished I could be more like her.

Chelle Brucham Trager
8 years ago

Debbie, although I haven’t visited with you for years, I know that you and your mom had a strong bond and that you will miss her. My heart goes out to you with the loss of your mother. Please keep in touch. Mike is in Florida now for about the last 5 years. He’s in West Melborne with his wife and new daugher-in-law. His son Jesse is serving in the army and is Iraq.

L.K. BURCHAM
8 years ago

Debbie& Mark i am sure you will miss your mother, our prayers go out to you. as i said before she has gone to a better place. your mother was a remarkable woman who lived life to the fullest. we will miss her. HER BROTHER L.K. BURCHAM

Jackie Rovick
8 years ago

Hi Debbie and Mark, Thank you so much for keeping me informed of your mother’s passing. She, Barby and I have been friends for 64 years. We sure had riotious times at Fort Knox and I spent my 70th birthday with Berta and another birthday in Wheeling when Barby flew up. What a fabulous reunion! We had a few of them. One trip to Wheeling, Barby, Berta and I each bought a dinner bell at Olgivy sp? Park, which was to be used if we needed one another. Barby and I each rang our bells at the time Berta’s service started in Wheeling. We are winding down a special era. I have so many fun stories to share and I loved seeing Debbie and Berta at my house in California to celebrate Debbie’s 50th! That was nice of me not to say what year, huh Debbie? I thank both Debbie and Mark for giving me a special call. I’ve known you since you were little kids and I love the way you took such great care of your Mom in her senior years. She was always “dressed to the nine” and she was the catalog queen of Wheeling and Florida. I will miss her. Please keep in touch. Love all the Burcham family. We go back so many years. Love, Jackie

Tim Ostermeyer
8 years ago

I am sorry to hear about the passing of Roberta King. She was a wonderful mother to raise such a special son Mark King. May God give all who know her, strength during this time, knowing that we will be with her again some day in Heaven.

Valerie Gallina
8 years ago

I did not know Roberta King, however, she reminds me of the strength of character that my own mother bestowed upon our family. We send a prayer of strength for Deb and her family.

Laura M. Mead
8 years ago

I work with her daughter, Debbie Krogh, and we are both from West Virginia. At times like this it is good to recall the good memories, of which there must be many to have a daughter as wonderful, talented,loving and giving as Debbie. They say children are a legacy to their parents, and though I did not know her mother, I count myself very fortunate to know her daughter and call her friend.

Kevin Burcham & Family
8 years ago

In some ways being separated by time and distance can actually be a blessing. Strange huh? But this has allowed me to have very vivid memories of my Aunt Roberta. When the King’s would come to Owensboro to visit they would stay at my Papaw’s Robert Burcham. And on some of these visits when I was a child my Aunt Roberta would ask me to come and stay at my Papaw’s and visit. This was a one of the highlight’s of my childhood. I always saw my Aunt as someone who was larger than life. She always had a smile, a kind word, and her laughter could fill a room. And it didn’t hurt that she was stunningly beautiful. I feel blessed to be given these memories. As I know the King’s feel blessed to be a part of her legacy. Thank you Aunt Roberta for being who you were and for touching our lives as you have.

Jody Scenna
8 years ago

Kingie, Tony and I are so sorry for your loss. I will always remember your mother as the sweetest and most gracious of ladies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family. Jody and family

patricia hunter
8 years ago

Kingo and Frank

It is very hard for me to write this. Since you called me a few days ago King, I have not wanted to think about your mother’s passing. I love to imagine you and Frank and your mom, laughing and having a good time together in Florida. I have so many beautiful memories of your mom. Most recent was seeing her when I returned with William to our high school reunion in 2000. I recall her sitting on the couch at her home, stylish and attractive as ever, smiling and caring and gracious as she made us feel so welcome. That was also your old home, King, and I will forever treasure the happy memories I have from years gone by. I loved your mom, and your dad, and I will miss having them in the world. Thank you for allowing me to adopt your parents a little bit as my own, and for taking such wonderful care of your mom as she got older. I felt better about myself, knowing I have a friend as loving and responsible as you. Take care of yourself during this time, Deb, and love also to Frank,who was so good to your mom as well. “Hunter”

Mary Campell
8 years ago

Mark and Patti, Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Your mother must have been a remarkable woman, Mark. She raised a caring and prayerful man.

Mary Campbell

Bill Nail
8 years ago

Mark, I am sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Chelle Burcham Trager
8 years ago

Mark, Patti and families, please know that I feel sincere sadness for the passing of your mother, my aunt. I have similar memories of Papaw’s house full of cousins and Aunts and Uncles. I had the additional pleasure of hosting a pre-Christmas dinner in the year 2000 with Mark’s family, Aunt Roberta and my dad, Gene. I cherish the memory of that night and I wish I had had more opportunities to visit with Aunt Roberta. She was a vibrant, fun loving person. I’ll be thinking about you and your families today.

Jackie Yamauchi
8 years ago

My prayers are with Mark and Patty and the entire family. Mark and Patty are such amazing members of our community, and we mourn with them and their family. God bless,

Joan Reubens
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Debbie is a wonderful daughter who adored her mom and took great care of her. I know she must have been very proud of you!

Betty & Charles
8 years ago

Patti & Mark,

Although we never met Roberta, you so often spoke of her as a woman of immense courage and strength. She aged in a way we wish for all of us, with dignity and grace.

You and your family remain in our thoughts as you lay her to her final rest.

With condolesences,

Gene Burcham
8 years ago

Roberta was my sister and I havenâÄôt seen her very much in the last few years, but my memories of her are very fond. She was always very happy and fun to be with. I used to call her âÄúMouseâÄù when I was a little kid. I donâÄôt remember where the name came from, but I do remember embarrassing her in front of a boyfriend from Fort Knox by calling her Mouse. We can all feel some assurance knowing that she had a full and productive life.

Karen Ferris
8 years ago

Some who pass through this life have a deep impact on others. We do not always know how many people our loved ones touch, nor how deep the impact. We only know the impressions they make on ourselves. My sincere condolences.

Sue Blevins
8 years ago

To the Family of Roberta King, My thoughts are prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the love and support of family and friends surround you. May your faith bring you peace. May your fondest memories bring you comfort. She was a lovely and gracious lady, and will be remembered by all those who knew her. When I lived at 28 Stratford Road, there was a pine tree planted in the yard which was planted when Debbie was born. She asked Mike if we would keep this tree in the yard. We honored the request. Roberta is at peace and may you find peace in the days ahead. With my deepest sympathy, Sue Blevins

John & Jane McGehee
8 years ago

We are so sorry that you have lost your mother. I hope this time with your family will not be all sad. Mrs. King left behind a wonderful legacy of children and grandchildren. In that you can rejoice.