Roberta Paynter, of Celina, peacefully passed away at the age of 53 on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at her residence with her loving family beside her. She was born on September 29, 1965 in Ronceverte, WV to Fred S. Paynter and Linda (Defibaugh) Morehart. On March 2, 2005, Roberta married Jeff Howard, he survives. Roberta was a devoted mother and grammy. A loving wife and she loved her dog, Matty and her cat, Trudy. She was also a former truck driver.

Also surviving is her mother, Linda; daughters, Krista Ibarra (Seth) of Findlay, Kimberly Martin (Matthew) of Arlington, Brittany Oates (Steven) of Forest; son, David Oates (Cassie) of Findlay; two step-daughters, Dawn Oates of Toledo and Brandy Lanagan (Rob) of Findlay; and 12 precious grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, Richard Paynter (Mary) of Findlay, Fred Paynter (Angela) of Forest, Stacey Paynter (Holly) of Mansfield; and sister, Kimberly Moore (Michael) of Arlington. Roberta was preceded in death by her father, Fred Shelton Paynter; and son-in-law, Derek Darwood Howard; and her step-father, James Morehart.

Friends and family may visit on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 28 at 12 p.m. with visitation one hour prior (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.) to the service at the funeral home. Pastor Terry McBeath will officiate. Interment will follow in Arlington Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Roberta’s name may be made to the Family in c/o Hufford Family Funeral Home.

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6 thoughts on “Roberta Paynter

  1. We would like to give our deepest sympathy for the family Bert you will be deeply missed and are greatly loved.

  2. Dear, Mother in-law

    Momma Paynter-Howard, it’s been a blessing to get to meet you and to cheerish great memories the past 3 years. I’ve looked at you as mom to me you are one amazing woman who raised great children, my love for you and the family will always be there and cherish those great days with you and the family.

    My deepest condolences to a mother that gives you a life, a mother-in-law that brings you life. I know you wondered about me, and the kind of person I might be. You probably feared that I was some interesting piece of work; a newly divorced, that you’d have to grin and bear for the sake of your daughter.I’ll admit I was afraid myself. I was afraid that I wouldn’t measure up, and that you’d think I wasn’t good enough for your daughter and the family . Through a years of dating I heard about you, but hearing and knowing is never the same thing. You cannot imagine the relief that washed over me after that first lunch together, after realizing you were kind, not intimidating at all. From that day forward I felt lucky in regards to our relationship, and that feeling has never stopped. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers and will be forever missed. I love you Bert.


    Seth Michael Morris

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