Ardeana Roberts

Obituary of Ardeana Marie Roberts

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Ardeana Marie Holmes was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 29, 1929. She was the eldest child born to Robert and Olive (Hilts) Holmes. Ardeana eventually became a mother to four children of her own, and she worked in the family-owned businesses while caring for her family.

Ardeana was blessed with a beautiful voice and sang Soprano in several choirs throughout her life. Deeply spiritual, Ardeana enjoyed learning about the metaphysical world and studied the life of turn of the century clairvoyant, Edgar Cayce.

Ardeana was a longtime member of the Midwest Mineralogical and Lapidary Society. She participated in rock and gem shows, where she swapped rocks from her collection. A talented crafter, Ardeana was often adorned in jewelry she wire-wrapped herself. She was also proud of the unique miniature trees she crafted by wire-wrapping geodes and gems. Ardeana designed and painted beautiful nature scenes on fine china, often gifting her creations. Fiercely independent, Ardeana maintained her home until the age of ninety-three.

Ardeana Marie Roberts, age 94, of Monroe passed away peacefully at Cedar Woods Assisted Living in Belleville, Michigan on Saturday; December 16, 2023.  Her passing was preceded by her parents; a son: Dean Stanley Hazel; a daughter: Diane Sheree Chapman; and two sisters: Carole and Kathy.

To cherish her memory, she leaves two daughters: Deborah Ziem of Panama City Beach, Florida, and Darlene O’Connell of Newport, Michigan; seven grandchildren: Cassady Pitt, Ryan Ziem, Savannah Hamilton, Megan Kloustin, Christina Kirwin, Sean Chapman and Heather Andrews; nine great grandchildren; and many friends.

Ardeana’s care has been entrusted to Merkle Funeral Service, Dundee; 297 Tecumseh Street, Dundee, Michigan 48131 (734) 529-3156. No public services are planned and cremation has taken place at the on-site crematory, Covenant Cremation, of Erie, Michigan.

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