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Roberta Jean Forgue

October 16, 1963 — March 29, 2024

New Castle

Roberta Jean Forgue, of New Castle, Pennsylvania, entered eternal rest on Friday, March 29, 2024, while a patient at Addison Health Care Center, Masury, Ohio, following a period of declining health. She was 60.

Roberta was born on October 16, 1963, in Chicago, Illinois, a daughter to James C. & Eddella M. (Roberts) Bates, and was a homemaker for her family.

In her spare time, she enjoyed watching her soap operas, wrestling, and all types of different movies.

Survivors include: life partner, Mike Markle, of New Castle; son, Joshua Forgue & his wife Julie, of Vernon Hills, Illinois; daughter, Stacy Williams & her husband John, of Ringwood, Illinois;  grandchildren, Scarlet, Sophia, Kaia, and one on the way; and siblings, Karen & Ed Kaack, of Momence, Illinois, Tonijo Bieber, of Chandler, Arizona, Jackie & Joe Loosa, of Youngstown, Louisiana, Robert & Arlene Bates, of Grovetown, Georgia, Kenneth & Cheryl Bates, of Kankakee, Illinois, James & Gretchen Bates, of Chicago, and Kathy MacArthur, of Kankakee; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and sister, Elizabeth A. "Betty" Spring Peden.

In accordance with her wishes, no public services will be held.

Expressions of sympathy may be left for her family at 
Coordination of this tribute for Roberta was presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC. (330-509-3135)

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