Type: Field of Interest
Established in 2013
Living in the Findlay community for more than forty years, James (Jim) and Mary Jane Roberts were active volunteers, giving the gift of their time to impact our community. At the couple's direction in their estate plan, this fund was established to continue to carry on their work in this community through a field of interest fund to assist low-income families in Hancock County, Ohio.
Jim Roberts was born on March 10, 1928 in Elyria, OH. He served in the US Marines Corps. and attended Miami University on the GI Bill, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1952. Jim worked for Marathon Oil Company for 33 years.
Mary Jane Roberts was born on Aug. 11, 1930 in Muncie, IN. She received her bachelor's degree in 1952 from Miami University and served as the executive secretary for Associated Charities from 1985-1997.
Jim and Mary Jane met while attending Miami University and married on May 16, 1953. The couple raised six children in Findlay: Spencer, Chris, Richard, Peter, Joseph, and Mary Margaret.