Long-time Beach resident Roberta Louise (Oberlin) Pennington born to Regina and Edson Oberlin, March 19, 1935, passed peacefully in her sleep April 14, 2010. Services will be held at Lee Memorial Cemetery at 12777 State Road 82 in Fort Myers on Tuesday, April 27. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m., while funeral services begin at noon.
"Bobby" grew up in Akron, Ohio, at 155 Firestone Blvd. with her sisters, Ellen and Eleanor. She graduated from St.Vincent's High School and married Rex Godfrey soon after in 1954. Over the next two decades they raised seven children. Bobby married her second husband Jack Pennington in 1974 and moved to Florida where they lived happily for more than 20 years. Bobby moved to Arizona in 2006, where she spent her last 4 years.
She is survived by her children, Randy, Lissa, Holly, Valerie, Angela and April and preceded by her husband, Jack and daughter, Ellen. She had 13 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Roberta Louise (Oberlin) Pennington.
Bobby Lou was a good wife, mother, aunt, friend and beautiful grandmother who left us a legacy of love and generosity. She will be deeply missed.