November 20, 1930 - July 24, 2021
Elaine H. Roth, age 90, of Carbondale, IL, passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Manor Court of Carbondale. She was born November 20, 1930 to Gerhardt and Lydia (Hasz) Koldewey in Fort Wayne, IN. Elaine attended elementary school at Zion Lutheran School, and high school at Concordia Lutheran High School, both in Ft. Wayne. She worked as a secretary for Butler Paper Company in Fort Wayne and later worked for 12 years for optometrist, Dr. Jerry Levelsmier in Carbondale. In between jobs, Elaine raised her family. Elaine enjoyed corresponding with and visiting friends & relatives near and far, reading, photography; crocheting; cooking and baking; puzzles, word puzzles, and word searches; music; and long phone calls with far away friends. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Carbondale and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. For many years Elaine also taught “Conversational English” and Christian values & beliefs to many Chinese and other International students attending Southern Illinois University, as part of Our Savior’s outreach to International students. Her Christmas cookie baking parties for the students were a high point of each year! Elaine is survived by her sons: Paul (Merceilo) Roth of Murphysboro, IL; Frederick Roth of Austin, TX; and Leonard Roth of Oakhurst, CA; grandson, Nicolas (Victoria) Roth of Nashville, TN; granddaughter, Gianna Roth of Murphysboro, IL; sister-in-law, Doris Brewer of Indianapolis, IN; two nieces, Robin Bauer of San Francisco, CA; and Sue Kasischke of Fort Wayne, IN; other relatives; and many friends across the Earth. Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; former husband, Dr. Paul L. Roth; and a sister, Dolores Kasischke. Funeral Services for Elaine H. Roth will be Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. in Our Savior Lutheran Church, Carbondale, with Rev. Robert Gray officiating. Entombment will follow in Pleasant Grove Mausoleum. There will be a get-together and light lunch for family and friends at Our Savior around noon. Visitation will be from 9:30 am until the hour of service. Memorials can be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church and will be accepted at the funeral or at the church by mail. Crain Pleasant Grove-Murdale Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Elaine H. Roth, age 90, of Carbondale, IL, passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Manor Court of Carbondale. She was born November 20, 1930 to Gerhardt and Lydia (Hasz) Koldewey in Fort Wayne, IN. Elaine attended elementary school at Zion... View Obituary & Service Information
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