Roberta P. Haynes

February 24, 1931March 21, 2019

Roberta P. Haynes, 88, of Franklin, passed away peacefully at the Grand at Chestnut Park, Oneonta, on Thursday, March 21, 2019.

She was born on February 24, 1931 the daughter of the late Orion L. and Anna (Kuppens) Parks.

Roberta is survived by her brother, John Parks of Pawleys Island, South Carolina; and cousins, Lena Barnes of Oneonta, and Rose Brower of Bainbridge; a nephew, Robert Parks, of Snowmass Village, Colorado; and a niece, Andrea Parks of Harleysville, Pennsylvania.

Roberta graduated from Franklin Central School in 1948. Since graduating, she had been employed for many years by the Amphenol Corporation in Sidney.

Roberta enjoyed watching and participating in many sports and was also an accomplished musician. Her keyboard abilities were extraordinary.

The family wishes to thank neighbors, Chris Gertgens and Edwyna Barstow for their support, and all of those at Chestnut Park who were a part of her care for the past five years.

Interment will take place in Ouleout Valley Cemetery, Franklin, at the convenience of the family.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website

Arrangements are by the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home of Franklin.


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Yvonne Cleaver

March 29, 2019

What a spirited and independent lady. Of course I will always remember her for what she did on the day of the bank robbery. No robber was going to tell her what to do! RIP Roberta!

Shirley & Lynn Finch

March 29, 2019

So sorry for your loss. We have such happy memories of "Bert"--always friendly and a good sense of humor. Always think of her whenever we think of the bank robbery and how she "stood up" to those rascals.

Lori Paparteys

March 27, 2019

You will be missed, sweet lady. Your calm, quiet demeanor, incredible friendship and ability to overcome whatever was thrown at you is dearly missed. Of my favorite memories, when I would hug you and say I love'd always say "I know you do" in the sweetest voice possible. Then one day right around my birthday you said "I love you too". I was so happy to hear that. From then on you switched from saying I know you do to saying I love you too. That made my horrible day so much better that day. I will never forget that. I remember what it was to gain your trust. It was not an easy feat for me Haha. But I am so glad you trusted me to help you when I started as a CNA. I'm so glad we remained friends after I left the nursing home. I love you and miss you like crazy. Until we meet again my friend. Save a spot at the bingo table for me. Fly high.

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