Roberta Jean Scheel

August 17, 1940April 25, 2014

On the afternoon of April 25th, 2014, Roberta “Bert” Scheel passed away after a 19 month battle with ovarian cancer at home surrounded by family. She was born on August 17, 1940 to the late Eugene and Hazel Johnson in Portsmouth, VA.

She is survived by her loving husband, Robert. She is also survived by her 2 brothers: Eugene and David; her 4 children: Bobby, Ricky, Rodney, and Becky; her beloved granddaughter, Allana, her other grandchildren: Jeffrey and Matthew; Samantha, Shane, and Cassie; River; and her 2 great-grandchildren.

Bert worked as a nurse for over 40 years bringing care and compassion, not only to her patients, but also her family. After retirement, she continued to work as a part-time nurse with the Visiting Angels. During her life, she traveled extensively. Her hobbies included reading, gardening, cooking, and caring for Zac the cat.

The service will be at Quantico National Cemetery at 1pm on Friday May 2nd, 2014. Following the service, there will be a reception at a family friends'.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project in Bert's name. Following the link below:

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  • Graveside Service Friday, May 2, 2014

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diane graves

December 7, 2014

I was searching for my old friend and co-worker and so sadden to hear of her passing. We were nurses at MVNC for many years and both went to work at Leewood NH for many more years. She was an excellent nurse and caring person. She spoke frequently about her family and how much she loved them. I feel so grateful to have known her and to work and laugh with her.My thoughts are with her family and all those who knew her.
Sincerely, Diane Graves

Rodney Pauley

June 20, 2014

A Beautiful women,The best Mom,missing you so much.All my love Rodney

Anna Todaro

May 2, 2014

In loving memory of a valiant women who fiercely loved her husband, children and grandchildren and would go to the ends of the earth to care for them. "Her children rise up and call her blessed" is a truth for her. While she is now in the very presence of Jesus, Roberta will be sadly missed here and remembered as one who gave all she could give for those around her.
I send my condolences to all and look forward to seeing her in eternity!