Jane (Lippincott) Roberts

Born: Sun., Apr. 9, 1933
Died: Sat., May 2, 2020


Celebration of Life will be held at a later date


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Mary “Jane” Roberts, 87 of Murrysville ascended to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 2, 2020.  Jane was born in Trenton, NJ,  daughter of  the late Sarah and William Lippincott.  Jane earned her RN at DePaul Hospital in Virginia.  She began her nursing career at the Ohio State University Hospital where she also met her husband John Roberts.  The couple moved to California where John attended UCLA.  The couple’s four children were born in Santa Monica where Jane also discovered her passion for Labor and Delivery nursing.  The couple relocated to Murrysville, PA, and Jane began working at Magee-Womens Hospital.  Jane wore many hats in Labor and Delivery including Staff Nurse, Educator, and Head Nurse of the Delivery Room.  She was highly regarded for her nursing skills and compassionate care, respected as a leader, and revered as an educator to all.  She shared her knowledge and love of obstetrics with the many young nurses and doctors she mentored along the way, helping to shape their lives and careers.  Serving 38 years of nursing service at Magee, she left behind a legacy of partnership between nurses and physicians as colleagues to deliver safe care for women during childbirth.  Jane was well respected by those who knew her, and dedicated her life to helping others.  She was successful in everything she set her mind to.  Upon retirement, she offered her expertise as a member of the Patient Safety Committee at the hospital, and continued exercising her gift of leadership within the Murrysville Community.  Jane was one of the primary individuals responsible for getting the Murrysville Senior Center up and running.  She served 4 terms as President and was very much involved in the day-to-day activities.  She served on the Board, and was a long-term president of the Franklin Towne Condominium Association.  She was a member of the Murrysville Area Community Leadership Team, and volunteered to lead the nursing/medical portion of a newly created Emergency Shelter Team.  Ms. Roberts was a member of the Murrysville Nurses Club; she volunteered for the Meals on Wheels Program, was on call for the local Loaves and Fishes food bank, and volunteered with Relay for Life. Jane was a member of the Murrysville Alliance Church.  Jane was a master cook and was well known for her pies that she made monthly for the Senior Center.  She was an excellent Bridge player and looked forward to weekly competitive games with her friends.  She was a Pittsburgh sports fan enthusiast but especially loved the Steelers.  She had many dogs over her lifetime and Carly was the last to occupy a place in Jane’s heart.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothea Cobarrubia; brother, Frank Lippincott; sister, Ann Williams; daughter, Kathryn Lynn Jackels; and son, Eric John Roberts.  She is survived by her daughter, Lorri Michelle Roberts of Beverly Hills, CA; son, Russell Roberts of Carson City, NV; brothers William Lippincott of Murrells Inlet, SC; and Paul Lippincott of Newport, NC; her very best friend till the end, Joanne Fisher of Warriors Mark, PA; 11 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff at the William Penn Personal Care Suites of Jeanette, PA, as well as Heartland Hospice for their love, compassion and kindness provided in her care over the last 2 years.  In light of the current unprecedented times, a funeral service will be private, and a memorial celebration remembering Jane will be held at a later date.  If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Foundation of America in Jane’s name.
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Your Heartland Hospice Team
   Posted Tue May 05, 2020
Thank you for allowing us the honor of caring for Mary. The loss of a loved one is never easy, but know our care remains here for you and your family through your grief. We hope we can offer comfort and strength during this difficult time of loss. With heartfelt sympathy, Your Heartland Hospice Team.

Karen Whigham Massa
   Posted Tue May 05, 2020
When I started as a graduate nurse in L and D @ MWH in 1981, Jane was the head nurse in the delivery room. I respected her as a person and a nurse. Her vast experience and knowledge she shared graciously with staff; she was a great educator. Jane expected nothing less than one's "personal best" - 50% was NOT ok ! and the patient was her priority. Jane made quite the "footprint" at MWH and will never be forgotten.
Rest In Peace Jane. "Well done, good and faithful servant." Matthew 25:23

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