Roberta (Keener) Tate DendyNovember 4, 1925 ~ October 12, 2017 (age 91)
Roberta Keener Tate Dendy, 91, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017.
Mrs. Dendy was born November 4, 1925 in Macon County, NC to the late Will L. Keener and Nettie Ray Keener. She was married to her first husband, John Phil Tate, Sr., who preceded her in 1979 and her second husband, Clyde A. Dendy, who preceded her in 2000. Mrs. Dendy along with her first husband Phil owned and operated several restaurants in Highlands. Roberta loved to cook, travel, garden, and visit with family. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Highlands and grew up in the Goldmine Baptist Church in her younger years.
Survivors include her sons, John Phil Tate, Jr. (Anne) and James W. Tate (Susan) both of Highlands, NC; two grandchildren, Jim Tate (Allison) and John P. Tate, III; two great‑grandchildren, Ethan Tate and Eliza Tate; and two sisters, Ella Mae Zoellner of Highlands and Betty Dills (Johnnie) of Payton, CO.
She was preceded in death by her two husbands; and two brothers, Len Ray Keener and Lee Keener.
A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the Goldmine Baptist Church with the Rev. Perry Robinson officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00‑3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Memorials can be made to the Mt. Moriah Cemetery Fund, c/o Mary Owens, 21 Pinecone Dr., Franklin, NC 28734.
Online condolences may be left at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.
Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Dendy family.