Roth, Marie

Written by David Green.

Marie E. Roth, 89, of Medina, Mich., died Feb. 9, 2006 at Wooster Community Hospital in Wooster, Ohio.

She was born June 24, 1916 in Lyons, Ohio, the daughter of James and Nellie (Smith) Richardson. She married Donald Roth on May 15, 1934 in Angola, Ind., and he preceded her in death Feb. 16, 1996.

Marie was a homemaker who lived most of her life in the Morenci area. She worked as a cook at the Morenci Area Hospital for 15 years.

Marie is survived by four daughters, Jean (and Ross) Brazee of Wooster, Ohio, Joan (and Don) Emmons of Sand Creek, Jane (and Junior) Kruse of Morenci and Janet (and Allen) Livingston of Hudson; one son, Kenneth “Jerry” (and Liz) Roth of Adrian; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Ruby (and Bob) Kime of Lyons, Ohio; two brothers, Martin (and Ruth) Richardson of Lyons and James (and Helen) Richardson of Toledo, Ohio, and two sisters-in-law, Catherine Smith of Fayette, Ohio, and Marjorie Jeffrey of California.

Besides her husband, Marie was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Phyllis Richardson, Dorothy Double and Mary Wagner.

Funeral services were Feb. 14 at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Rev. Dan Maguire officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a local hospice of the donor’s choice.

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