Josephine Roth

Jerseyville | Monday, December 15 2014

JERSEYVILLE-  Josephine T. Roth, 91, a lifelong resident of Jerseyville, passed away on Monday afternoon, December 15, 2014 at the home of her daughter, Adele M. Roth, MD in Belleville.  She was a hospice patient who lost her valiant battle to cancer.She was born on April 5, 1923, a daughter of the late Frank & Mary (Fitzgibbons) Novotny.In her younger years, she was employed by the United States government and worked at the Pentagon during World War II.  After her marriage to Louis J. Roth, Josephine became a wife, loving mother and homemaker.  She and Louis were married on Feb. 21, 1957 in Brighton, and the two shared nearly 30 years together before his death on Feb. 10, 1987.Surviving are her two daughters, Adele M. Roth MD and her husband, Michael D. Rall of Belleville, Barbara Van Walleghen ofJerseyville; a son, Frank J. Roth of Jerseyville; six grandchildren & their spouses, Jessica Roth, and her companion, Ryan Wood, Amanda & Brian Klaas, David Rall, Olivia Van Walleghen, Vincent Van Walleghen and Louis Van Walleghen; three great granddaughters; and four sisters, Helen Manns of Godfrey, Anna Carter of Wood River, Lillian Novotny and KathrynWeiner both of Jerseyville.In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Bridget Lowery and Frances Novotny; and a brother, George Novotny.In celebration of her life, a Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 12 noon, on Friday at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville.  Father Patrick Gibbons will celebrate.Visitation will take place at the church from 9:30 a.m., Friday until time of Rosary Recitation at 11:45 a.m.   Mass will follow.A private burial will take place immediately following the Mass at the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville.The family respectfully requests no flowers or plants, but memorials to the St. Francis Restoration Fund or to Masses are preferred.Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of the arrangements.

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Crawford Funeral Home

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