Ronald Thomas Roth
Jerseyville | Thursday, August 11 2011
Ronald Thomas Roth, 77, died at 6:50 p.m. Thursday, August 11, 2011 at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis County, Missouri after a eight month period of declining health. He was born in Michael, Il. on May 4, 1934 one of four children born to the late Peter & Margaret "Maggie" (Kelly) Roth. He was graduated of Carrollton Community High School, , and married Maxine Scott on Feb. 14, 1954 at St. John's Catholic Church in Carrollton. They immediately made Jerseyville their home, and began a family that would consist of two daughters & a son. They shared 33 years together before her passing on April 24, 1987. Nearly seven years later, Ron was once again blessed, and married Linda Ozee on Jan. 8, 1994 at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, and they have spent the last 17 years together. Ron was a big man, with an ever bigger heart, and family was the centerpiece of his universe. He enjoyed his backyard pool, and entertaining all the friends his children invited over. He retired in January 1994 from Olin Corp. as a supervisor after 43 years after which he was able to spend more time gardening, tending to his flowers, traveling, and following some of his favorite sports teams, the St. Louis Cardinals & St. Louis Rams. Surviving are his wife, Linda Roth of Jerseyville; two daughters & sons in law, Donna & Tom Hayes of Jerseyville and Tina & Kenny Jones of Jerseyville; a son, Rick Roth of Jerseyville; a stepdaughter, Jenny Miller of Seattle, Wa.; five grandchildren, Cody Hayes, Maggie Hayes, Kaitlyn Jones, Amelia Jones, and Marlene Rulff; his twin brother, Donald Roth of Livermore, Co. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Maxine; a step son, Mick Miller; a sister, Florence Roth; and a brother, Robert Roth. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where a Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be in the St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Carrollton. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Schools Athletics or to Masses.
Crawford Funeral Home