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Emmalou Roller

d. January 14, 2021

Emmalou Nunamaker Roller, 87, of Delaware, Ohio passed into the arms of her heavenly Father and personal Savior on January 14, 2021.

Emmalou was born in July of 1933 in Hilliard, Ohio to Henry and Emma Nunamaker, and graduated from Hilliard High School. In July 1953, she married Robert F. Roller; they were married for 62 years until his passing.

Emmalou was a farmer’s daughter who loved flowers, plants, birds, and animals. She also enjoyed making crafts and teaching others to do the same. Throughout the years, she opened her home to many in generous hospitality, hosted several Bible studies, and crocheted countless baby blankets and booties for family, friends, and preemies through Touching Little Lives, Inc.

Emmalou had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  She was an active member along with her husband of the Gideons International, a trainer for Evangelism Explosion, and was a leader or member in several churches, including Fairview Presbyterian Church (Thomas, PA), Trinity Assembly of God (Columbus), Christ the King Lutheran (Columbus), Northwest Presbyterian (Dublin), Christian Community Church (Columbus) and Berachah Church (Delaware).

Emmalou was the loving mother of daughter Lynette Pellarin of Wheeling, WV; son Robert (Wanda) of Longview, TX, and son Matthew Roller (deceased).  The joy of her life were her 8 grandchildren: Zachary (Thomie) Pellarin of Matthews, NC; Brady (Alexa) Pellarin of Bridgeville, PA; Cody (Mariah) Pellarin of Wheeling, WV; Nicole Roller of Logan, Ohio; Mark Roller of Delaware; Laura (Ryan) Miller of Overland Park, KS, Rachel Roller of Mishawaka, IN, and Timothy Roller (deceased); and her 6 great-grandchildren. She will be missed by her many friends and family members due to her loving personality and generous spirit. 

A memorial service celebrating Emmalou’s life will be held at 3 pm on July 10, 2021 at Berachah Church, 2440 US 23, Delaware, Ohio. The Rev. Jonathan Smith of Berachah Church and the Rev. Dr. Robert Roller will officiate. A reception will follow the service. Arrangements completed by Tidd Family Funeral Home. Interment will be at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. The family kindly asks that you not send flowers and suggests memorial gifts may be sent to the Gideons, Berachah Church, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, or Willow Brook at Delaware Run.



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