RILEY - Roberta "Bertie" Fox, 85, of Riley, Ind., passed away at 11:57 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Davis Gardens Health Center in Terre Haute. She was born on Jan. 2, 1927, in Vigo County, to Mathew Cesinger and Ina Lowish. She was a member of the Wabash Valley Sewing Connection, Riley Midway Home Extension Club, Riley Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, and Riley American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Max Diel; her second husband, Joe Fox; along with her parents, Ina and Mathew; sisters, Pauline McIntee and Betty Leachman; and brothers, Virgil Cesinger, Bill Cesinger, Tub Cesinger, Buzz Cesinger, Kenneth Cesinger, and Roland Cesinger.
She is survived by sons, Drew D. Diel Sr. and wife Nancy of Summerfield, Fla., Joe B. Fox and wife Cindy of Brownsburg, and Jeff Fox and wife Shari of Riley; daughter, Sharon Hankermeyer and husband Bill of Belgrade Lakes, Maine; sisters Freda Cornett of Terre Haute and Julia "Judy" Dupree of Acton, Calif.; six grandchildren, Drew Diel Jr. and wife Tracy, Jody Rasnick and husband Rick, Chad Diel and wife Jennifer, Betsy Hankermeyer, Andrew Hankermeyer, and Torey Fox; and great-grandchildren, Haley Rasnick, Thomas Rasnick, Andrew Diel, Tyler Diel, and Abby Diel.
Services will be Monday, March 26, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Mattox-Fox funeral home, 6350 S. Canal St., in Riley, with the Rev. Jack A. Diel officiating. Visitation is today from 4 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial is in Oakhill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Wabash Valley.