Obituary: Geraldine Roth, 90, Morton

Staff Writer
Morton Times-News

Geraldine R. Roth, 90, of Morton, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.

Born Dec. 14, 1923, in Beaver Crossing, Neb., to Amos and Phoebe Roth, she married Richard A. Roth on Sept. 10, 1944, in Morton. He preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 2007.

She also was preceded in death by one son, Ralph Roth.

Surviving are her son, Russ (Barb) Roth of Morton; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

When she first moved to Morton, she worked at The Morton Pottery Co.

She also was a caregiver for her in-laws and for her son, Ralph.

She was a member of Bethel Mennonite Church in Pekin, where she was active for many years.

Cremation was accorded. A memorial service was Saturday at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, with the Rev. Doug Habegger officiating. Burial was at Roberts Cemetery in Morton.

Memorials may be made to the Peoria Rescue Ministries, P.O. Box 837, Peoria, IL 61652.

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