Roberta J. Beckner passed away Saturday, May 25th, surrounded by family at Shepherd of the Valley in Warren, OH, at 95.  She was born September 6, 1928, the daughter of the late Lester & Elizabeth Kirschler.

She graduated from Chester High School in the class of 1946, where she was a four-year cheerleader- also, she graduated from Continental School of Fashion Modeling in Pittsburgh, PA. She was born and raised in Chester, WV, moving to Warren, OH in 1960.  Birdie worked as a manager and buyer of Gorant Candies for 25 years.

She leaves behind son James Murray (Debbie) of Santa Rosa Beach, FL, daughter Kristin Harrison (Loyd Miller) of Cortland, OH, daughter Jackie Bokros (Kevin) of Simpsonville SC, and son Jeff Beckner of Niles, MI.  Grandsons, Shawn Murray (Courtney Allen), Richard Murray and Christopher Bokros. Great-granddaughters Laurynn & Lexie Murray. 

She was preceded in death by her brother Harold Kirschler, grandson Kyle Bokros, and her companion of 25 years, Bob McDonald.

Calling hours will be held at Arners Funeral Chapel, 607 Carolina Ave. Chester, WV 26304, Tuesday May 28th at 12:00pm-2:00pm, immediately followed by a service. Final resting place will be at the Locust Hill Cemetery.