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Rodger Roberts

May 12, 1932 — January 27, 2022

Sugartree Ridge Community

Rodger Hugh Roberts, age 89 passed away Thursday, January 27, 2022 at Ohio Valley Manor.

He was born May 12, 1932 in Highland County, OH, son of the late Carey R. Roberts and Katharine Harshbarger Roberts.

He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War and was a hard working, self made business man starting his underground utility company in 1954. Rodger enjoyed his farm, raising cattle, was a private pilot, enjoyed flying and traveling.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife Patricia Walker and his late wife Phyllis Yochum.

Surviving are two sons, Randy Roberts and Tim Roberts of the Sugartree Ridge Community. Also surviving are step-sons, Kent (Jill) Yochum and Kelly (Wendy) Yochum, grandchildren, Andy (Christy) Roberts, Mandy (Dave) Kiley, step-grandchildren, Laura Yochum and Kurt Yochum. Other survivors include his great grandchildren, Aubrey & Claire Roberts and Jesstin, Kaleb, & Allison Kiley.

Visitation will be held at Edgington Funeral Home, Mowrystown, Ohio Monday, January 31, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am followed by private graveside services with Wayne Edingfield officiating in the Roberts Cemetery. The Highland County Veterans Honor Guard will conduct full military honors.

The Edgington Funeral Home, Mowrystown, is serving the family.

Contributions may be made to the Roberts Cemetery Maintenance Fund, c/o Andy West, 4186 Roberts Road Hillsboro, OH 45133..  To sign the online guest book, go to

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Monday, January 31, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Edgington Funeral Home


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