Pauletta N. ‘Polly’ Roberts


Pauletta N. “Polly” Roberts, 72, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at her residence.

She was born Oct. 12, 1942, in Indianapolis, to Paul Samuel Nicholas and Elizabeth Lorraine (Ruggles) Nicholas.

She married Gerald W. “Buck” Roberts on March 5, 1961, in Indianapolis; he survives.

Mrs. Roberts was a school bus driver for the Franklin Community School Corp. for 25 years.

She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Trafalgar, where she was the head of the food team and also served as a Sunday school teacher.

She and her husband enjoyed traveling and being with and serving people. She alongside Emmalea Butler was active with the Great Adventure Club at Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson United School Corp., where they touched the lives of more than 1,200 children in their ministry. She also was involved and active in the Proteen Bible Club at Indian Creek High School.

Polly accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior at the age of 11 and loved serving her Lord.

Survivors include her husband, Gerald W. “Buck” Roberts of Franklin; a daughter, Tarrie Dee Ledford (Rich) of Louisville, Kentucky; a son, Todd William Roberts (Angie) of Florence, Kentucky; 11 grandchildren, Bradley Ledford, Annie Ledford, Sadie Ledford, Holly Ledford, Kobe Ledford and Kiya Ledford, all of Louisville, Kentucky, and Teirstynn Roberts, Nicholas Roberts, Faith Roberts, Halleigh Roberts and Kirsten Roberts, all of Florence, Kentucky; and a sister, Shirley A. Nicholas of Franklin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Anita Dee Turner.

The Rev. Jeff Hopson will lead of celebration of life service at 7 p.m. Monday at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 S. Morton St. (U.S. 31 South) in Franklin. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service time Monday at the mortuary. A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis, with burial to follow.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the donor’s home church in memory of Polly.

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you an expected end.” Jerimiah 29:11.

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Information: 738-0202