Roberta J. Northcutt

MENDOTA - Roberta Jean Northcutt, 93, of Mendota passed away Oct. 16, 2021 at Stonecroft Village, Mendota.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota with Rev. Ken Foster officiating. Burial will be at Wyoming Cemetery, Paw Paw. Visitation will be for one hour prior to services.

Roberta was born Oct. 28, 1927 in Paw Paw to Ralph and Reta (Russell) Larabee. She married Lynn Northcutt on Sept. 22, 1950 in Princeton. He preceded her in death in 2006.

Survivors include several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers, one sister, four brothers-in-law, four sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews.

Roberta graduated from Paw Paw High School. She worked at Avery Dennison in Rochelle for 17 years before retiring. She and her husband lived in the Paw Paw area the first part of their married life and then built a home in Scarboro. She lived there until she moved to Stonecroft Village in 2009 and that was her final earthly home. Roberta and her husband loved to go boating and fishing. When at home she put out and maintained a huge garden, did a great deal of canning and was well known for her pickled beets. She was also famous for her delicious fruit breads, pumpkin bars, popcorn balls and chocolate covered peanuts. To know Roberta Jean was to love her.

Memorials may be directed to Mendota Area Senior Services. Online condolences may be left at


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