LISBON, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Kenneth “Kenny” Roberts, 76, passed away peacefully at 8:50 p.m. Monday, May 8, 2023 at his home with his family at his side.

Kenny was born May 1, 1947 in Salem, Ohio, a son of the late Richard “Fat” and Alta Mae (Mahoney) Roberts and had lived his entire life in Lisbon.

A 1965 graduate of Lisbon David Anderson High School, Kenny attended trade school and served his apprenticeship to become a machinist. 

He worked as a machinist at Youngstown Sheet and Tube for ten years and then at the Homer Laughlin China Company for ten years, retiring in 2009.

Kenny was also a life member of New Lisbon Lodge #65 F&AM; a life member of the Lisbon VFW Post #4111 and was an avid bowler.

He was a member of the Lisbon First United Methodist Church, where he served as an usher and as a church board member.

He proudly served our nation as a member of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Vietnam War.

He is survived and will be dearly remembered by his loving wife, Susan (Taylor) Roberts, whom he married February 8, 1975; sons, Scott (Stephanie) Roberts of Salem and Waid (Judith) Cosgray of Baltimore, Ohio; his sister, Harolen Wargo of Hebron, Ohio; his grandchildren, Tyler, Zackery, Catherine, William and Charles and his sister-in-law, Tammy Roberts.

In addition to his parents, Kenny was also preceded in death by his brother, Dennis R. “Dick” “Doc” Roberts; sister, Twylla Roberts DeBray; brother-in-law, John Wargo and brother-in-law, Richard Pope.

Funeral services with full military honors will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 11, 2023 at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home with Pastor Patrick Smith officiating. A Masonic service will begin at 10:45 a.m., then the family will receive family and friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services. Per Kenny’s request, guests are asked to wear casual attire.

Private burial will take place at the Lisbon Cemetery at a later date.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made in Kenny’s memory to the Food Pantry at the Lisbon First United Methodist Church, 114 East Washington Street, Lisbon, OH 44432.

Friends may also view Kenny’s memorial tribute page, share a memory and leave condolences at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Kenneth W. “Kenny” Roberts, please visit our floral store.

A television tribute will air Wednesday, May 10, at the following approximate times: 6:43 a.m. on WYTV, 9:32 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.