Roberta "Bertie" Bonnette Struble
September 7, 1931 - November 13, 2021
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Trish Little
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Visitation
Janes United Methodist Church
213 North Walnust Street
Rising Sun, MD 21911
Thursday 11/18, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Service
Janes United Methodist Church
213 North Walnust Street
Rising Sun, MD 21911
Thursday 11/18, 11:00 am
Cemetery
Brookview Cemetery
Cemetery Ln.
Rising Sun, MD 21911
Thursday 11/18

Roberta “Bertie” Bonnette Struble of Rising Sun, MD, age 90, passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Bertie was born on September 7, 1931 in Elizabeth, WV to the late Eura Bonnette and Willa Hutchinson. Bertie was a Physical Education teacher at Elkton High School for 30 years where she coached softball and field hockey.…

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Paul and Kay McCullough left a message on November 18, 2021:
To the surviving Struble family members, WOW! "To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is not to die." Bertie lives! May God comfort you at this time.
Elizabeth Kuhn left a message on November 18, 2021:
Coach Struble coached myself and my four sisters in field hockey and softball at EHS . Over the years during family parties a story would be shared about a game or a practice and Coach Struble would always be mentioned . She was tough and real and demanded respect and deserved it . She will be missed by all five of us .
Trish Little left a message on November 17, 2021:
In memory of Roberta "Bertie" Bonnette Struble, Trish Little lit a candle
Brenda Shumate Richardson left a message on November 17, 2021:
My dear Mrs. Struble….. you have been in my thoughts since middle school…you were sooo good to me when you let me wear long pants in gym class because of religious reasons…and you gave me good grades for effort when I was not as athletically inclined as the other girls.. every time I take a shower I am expecting you to be there to write my name down..ha…I will miss you..but I can never forget your wonderful smile and sweet nature!
Brenda Shumate Richardson left a message on November 17, 2021:
My dear Mrs. Struble….. you have been in my thoughts since middle school…you were sooo good to me when you let me wear long pants in gym class because of religious reasons…and you gave me good grades for effort when I was not as athletically inclined as the other girls.. every time I take a shower I am expecting you to be there to write my name down..ha…I will miss you..but I can never forget your wonderful smile and sweet nature!
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Dottie Schwemmer left a message on November 17, 2021:
In memory of Roberta "Bertie" Bonnette Struble, Dottie Schwemmer lit a candle
Kimberly A. Sentman left a message on November 17, 2021:
Mrs. Struble was my high school hockey coach, PE teacher and mentor. What a terrific lady!!! Many years later my son played travel soccer with her grandson, Kyle. I was so fortunate to reconnect at many, many soccer games! To all the Struble family, my very deepest sympathy for the loss of one extraordinary lady. Please know I will be lifting you all in prayer.
Bob Truitt & Family left a message on November 17, 2021:
Dear Carla, Dennis & the rest of the family, please accept our condolences on the loss of this lady in your life. We didn't know her personally and I remember her only as another teacher at Elkton Middle School. In reading her obit I understand how much she was loved and gave love to all of you.
Donna Boyd left a message on November 16, 2021:
Dear Struble family, prayers for comfort and strength. I was so thankful to have spent time visiting Mr. Mrs. Struble as part of Visitation from Janes UM Church. Take comfort in knowing they are with the Lord and with each other. Donna Boyd
Melissa Copenhaver left a message on November 16, 2021:
In memory of Roberta "Bertie" Bonnette Struble, Melissa Copenhaver lit a candle
Cindy Foster left a message on November 16, 2021:
I love this woman so much. She was like a mother to me. The best coach and mentor a girl in the 70's could ever ask for. My heart goes out to the family in this sad time of loss. God Bless all of you.
Sonya Jones left a message on November 16, 2021:
I had the pleasure of working with Mrs. Struble during her last days. I must say what a testament to a great woman that she could impact lives even in her last days. She was a wonderful woman who always had a spark when speaking of her family. She was feisty and funny and the short time I got to spend with her gave me lessons I will cherish for a lifetime. How important family is. How a simple smile from someone whos circumstances is worst than yours can make you not sweat things that are so trivial. Life is a blessing and she was a blessing to me in mine. To the family I would like to express my sincere condolences. I will keep you all in prayer. Heaven has truly gained an angel
Linda Saubier left a message on November 16, 2021:
Thoughts and prayers to the family on the loss of such a great person. She was such a help and inspiration to me when I started coaching field hockey at Rising Sun. Even though we coached at competing schools she was generous in sharing books and her vast knowledge of the sport and coaching.
Billie J Hubbert(Billie J.Spratt class of 1964) left a message on November 16, 2021:
Prayers for the family, what a wonderful teacher and friend she was to everyone.Had some great times playing for her. so sorry for the familys loss.
Janie Ellwood left a message on November 16, 2021:
I am so sorry to hear this. She was the best of the teachers I had. RIP
Keith and Michelle Porter left a message on November 16, 2021:
Our sincere condolences for a special lady! She was an inspiration to many and a friend to more. So sorry for your loss!
Robin B Pitt-Long left a message on November 16, 2021:
My condolences to all the Struble family. Bertie was a one of a kind gem. I will cherish all of our memories that we have shared over the years. She will be surely missed by all that knew her. She is with Darwin (Don) (Dad) (Pop) now and at peace. Robin Pitt/Long
Trish Little left a message on November 16, 2021:
I am sorry about Mrs Struble she was a great teacher I just love her for all she taught me I had her in Elkton High playing Softball 🥎 for my Junior and senior yeari just learned everything from Mrs Struble thank you I love you rest in peace my friend
Trish Little left a message on November 16, 2021:
I am sorry about Mrs Struble she was a great teacher I just love her for all she taught me I had her in Elkton High playing Softball 🥎 for my Junior and senior yeari just learned everything from Mrs Struble thank you I love you rest in peace my friend
Harry Fisher left a message on November 16, 2021:
Sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Struble, she and her husband were fixtures in the town of Rising Sun. whenever they passed by the house I always got a smile and a wave. Great people, both of them. My condolences to the family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Sally Guenzer Bradshaw left a message on November 16, 2021:
Every girl who was blessed to play for Coach Struble no doubt benefited by her encouragement for the tough women she knew we could be, even in the less enlightened seventies and eighties. Roxanne too! EHS ‘81
Debbie Brown Johnson left a message on November 16, 2021:
I loved her as a gym teacher and just a really nice person . When JFK died we were in her gym class . I remember her taking us out to the field and sitting us all down and telling us. She was so compassionate to us, knowing that it would be hard on our young minds to comprehend. Funny that just a few days ago she popped in my mind and I remembered how nice it was to see her at our 1968’ class reunion. Some people just have an effect on you… she was one of those . ♥️🙏 Debbie Brown (Johnson)
James Troy left a message on November 16, 2021:
Mrs Struble was my high school gym teacher in the 1980's. And she is the only one that has ever signed my 1982 high school yearbook.
Richard and Bobbie moulton left a message on November 16, 2021:
We will surly miss her. We thought the world of both of them.
Donna (Montgomery) Fasano left a message on November 16, 2021:
Mrs. Struble was one of my very favorite teachers and coaches. She taught me that, no matter how tired you are, no matter how defeated you feel, no matter how much you hurt, you do not stop. The race is not over until you've crossed the finish line. She was an inspiration to me and to countless others. She was tough but fair. And she cared. I felt so honored to have her attend my wedding. She was an amazing woman and I am proud to have called her my teacher. I send my deepest condolences to her family.
Bessie Pinder Bamberger left a message on November 16, 2021:
My sincere condolences to the family ❤️.Mrs. Struble.was my favorite teacher all threw high school.. beautiful person inside and out.she will be missed.
Bessie Pinder Bamberger left a message on November 16, 2021:
My sincere condolences to the family ❤️.Mrs. Struble.was my favorite teacher all threw high school.. beautiful person inside and out.she will be missed.
Donna Jackson Perri left a message on November 16, 2021:
Such sad news. Mrs Struble was one of my favorites from middle school to Elkton High. She was a mentor and a friend. The fun we all had making memories with her will forever be with me. My condolences to her family! You all were blessed with awesome parents!
Sheila McBreen left a message on November 16, 2021:
I'm saddened to learn of the passing of Mrs. Struble, I'm grateful and blessed to have known her as a student Class of 1973, Thanks for your guidance, thanks for caring, may you Rest in Peace. My condolence to family and friends in your time of sorrow
Shelly Fears-Nauton left a message on November 16, 2021:
Coach Struble was the best. I'm texting with all of my field hockey gals tonight and we all agree - she was a touch coach, but she was a perfect coach. She left such a lasting impression on us and we all still think fondly of her (and a few of her quippy sayings) over 35 years later. EHS Field Hockey Class of '84. RIP Coach Struble! Condolences to Roxanne who left us with amazing memories as well!
Michelle Cerezo left a message on November 15, 2021:
She was such a sweet lady. I couldn’t take gym due to medical reasons, but I would attend class and sit and watch. She would include me in any way she could. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. Elkton High School will remember her always❤️
Lisa Craig Stickline left a message on November 15, 2021:
Mrs. Struble definitely left her mark on her students at EHS. May she Rest In Peace 🙏. Prayers of comfort and peace for her family. Lisa -EHS class - 1979
Lisa Craig Stickline left a message on November 15, 2021:
Mrs. Struble definitely left her mark on her students at EHS. May she Rest In Peace 🙏. Prayers of comfort and peace for her family. Lisa -EHS class - 1979
Courtney Hoff left a message on November 15, 2021:
I have only known Mrs. Roberta for a few months however she has made a huge impact on me. She was such a loving and caring person! I will forever cherish the short time we spent together. Prayers and lots of love to the family ❤️
Ginny Toy left a message on November 15, 2021:
Prayers for the Struble family. So glad this lovely woman was a large part of your lives. Hold those memories close. Hugs of comfort sent.
Samantha Gentry left a message on November 15, 2021:
So sorry for your loss! Heaven has a new angle 😇. Sending love and prays
RT Foard left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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