Roberta J. "Bobbie" Whitmore

December 4, 1957 - April 8, 2021
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Dawn Christie
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Heather Christie
Jennifer Valentine
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Roberta J. “Bobbie” Whitmore, 63, of Mohnton, passed away April 8, 2021 at 8:30 PM in the Reading Hospital where she was a patient since March 25th.

She was the wife of James F. Whitmore, Jr. with whom she shared 42 years of marriage. Born in Pottsville, she was a daughter of the late Floyd J. and Martha H. (Chivinski) Penberth.

Bobbie was a legal secretary for Troutman, Pepper, Hamilton, Sanders, LLC, Paoli for over 20 years, last working March 2021. She was a 1975 graduate of Governor Mifflin H.S. and attended Kutztown University. She loved all kids, and especially babies.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her sons – William C. S. husband of Julie Whitmore, Exeter Twp., Justin M. Whitmore, Naval Air Station Lemoore, CA, her sisters – Martyann P. wife of Steven T. Valentine, Los Angeles, CA, Robin J. wife of Richard J. Leimbach, the Villages, FL, Maurine J. Rabold, New Castle, and her grandchildren – Landon & Aiden Whitmore.

Viewing from Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., One East Lancaster Ave., Shillington on Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 4-6 PM. Viewing will be webcast at, go to Bobbie’s obituary and click on the Webcast tab. Contributions in Bobbie’s memory may be made to USO, Fort Indiantown Gap, Building 13-190, Scheid Ave., Annville, PA 17003 or Animal Rescue League, 58 Kennel Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508 or any organization benefiting children.

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Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Fort Indiantown Gap - Building 13-190
Scheid Avenue
Annville, PA 17003

Animal Rescue League

58 Kennel Road
Birdsboro, PA 19508


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Born: December 4, 1957
Died: April 8, 2021

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Tammy Razzano posted on 4/15/21

Rest in peace my dear friend! I will miss you!


Dawn Christie posted on 4/15/21

In memory of Roberta J. "Bobbie" Whitmore, Dawn Christie lit a candle


Dawn Christie posted on 4/15/21

I met Bobbie when she came with her sister Renee and their mother to visit my first grandson Matthew (Renee’s first grandchild as well). We had such a nice time, and I would say that Bobbie was the life of the party! I liked her so much. She should have been here on Earth so much longer. My condolences to all her family.


Heather Christie posted on 4/15/21

She’s my kids’ aunt and while we didn’t live nearby I remember meeting her and just feeling such a warm energy from her. Great laugh, very funny, down to earth, supportive of her family and she was a wonderful sister who had a great relationship with my former mother-in-law, her big sister Renee. My mother also met her years ago and immediately liked her as well. Not many people make such an immediate and wonderful impression on others but she was a memorable person and won’t be forgotten even by people she probably didn’t realize even thought about her. But I especially grieve for her husband, son, and sisters (especially Renee who just saw her before she fell ill) as well as other close family members and friends. The world was a better place because of her and she will be greatly missed. I pray she’s able to look down and look after her loved ones from Heaven and that they will continue to feel her presence. She had a big personality in life and I’m sure if anyone can still make their loving presence felt once they’re in the afterlife it will be her. My deepest condolences for everyone’s loss and while hers is especially awful because she should have had many more years of living ahead of her, this very real and still dangerous disease needs to continue to be taken seriously and the best way to honor her and the many others who we’ve lost in the past year is to treat each other with respect and understanding just like she did, follow the safety and health guidelines, get vaccinated, and share our memories of our loved ones and hold the ones we care about and are still with us close.


Verna Santella posted on 4/15/21

Bobbie was a kind, fun, loving, and beautiful woman! She always made me laugh! I will miss you my friend! Rest in peace! Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers!


Jennifer Valentine posted on 4/15/21

I have fond memories of Aunt Bobbie’s laugh, playing card or board games with her and our family, eating her pumpkin bread around the holidays, and car rides to and from Grammy’s during college. I wish we could all be together in person to celebrate Aunt Bobbie. Sending love, Jen


Toni L Schirmer posted on 4/15/21

Dear Jim, Bill and Justin: My sincere condolences upon Bobbie's passing. I always enjoyed talking to her at Grace Lutheran Church and she was always so proud of your involvement in activities at church and of course in Scouts. May God's comforting presence in your lives be of comfort to you now. Sincerely, Toni Schirmer


Pam Cala posted on 4/15/21

Jim, Bill, Justin, Julie and family, our entire family sends our deepest and sincere sympathy for your profound loss. It was an honor to have known Bobbie and she will always be remembered with great fondness. May the wonderful memories that you keep give you comfort in the months ahead. Love, the Cala family


Holly, John, Judy and Woody posted on 4/15/21

Jim, Bill, Justin and Julie and family, we would like to deeply express our sorrow and condolences. Bobbie will be a part of our prayers from now on. May you feel warm embrace, comfort and peace in your grief journey. You and your family are close in our thoughts and prayers. Much love to you all.


Deb Spratt posted on 4/15/21

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Sincere condolences to, and prayers for, Bobbie's family. She was a wonderful person and I will remember her always.


Dan McDonough posted on 4/15/21

I worked with Bobbie for many years and she was a wonderful person, always positive and willing to help. My condolences to Jim and her family. She will be deeply missed.


Dianne Barrans posted on 4/15/21

I worked with Bobbie for over 20 years, in fact, we started in the same year. Bobbie was always quick with a kind word and had a generous heart. Bobbie will be greatly missed. Sending prayers and hugs to Bobbie's family.


Steve Hofmann posted on 4/14/21

Bobbie was a wonderful woman -- her laughter was contagious and her dedication to her family and friends was unmatched. What a great loss for all, and our most sincere condolences to Jim, Justin, Billy and the entire family. --Steve & Erica Hofmann


Roxanne Deeds posted on 4/13/21

Jim, Bill and Justin, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. May memories of Bobbie and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. The Deeds Family


Diane DiFulvio posted on 4/13/21

Bobbie, you are “away, but never gone”. RIP my good friend ❤️