Rose A. Roth, age 89 years, of Archbold, passed away Tuesday evening, Jan. 4, 2011, in her home.
She was born June 13, 1921, at Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth (Lejcar) Mikota. She married Orville E. Roth on Oct. 6, 1943, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 1968.
A resident of the Archbold area over 60 years, she was a homemaker and worked many years at Campbell Soup Co. in Napoleon, before retiring in the 1970s.
She was a member of St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Archbold, and the Archbold American Legion Post #311 Auxiliary for many years.
She is survived by four children, Orville J. Roth of Leslie, Mich., Darlene R. (Eldon) Schweinhagen of Archbold, Rodney E. (Judy) Roth of Bowling Green, and Debbie A. (Gary) Goebel of Stryker; 14 grandchildren; 21 greatgrandchildren; and a greatgreat grandson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, and two sisters.
Memorial services were held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Paul Reichert offi- ciating. Interment preceded in the Archbold Cemetery.
Short Funeral Home in Archbold has been entrusted with the arrangements. www.ShortFuneralHome.com
Gone is the soul that we have loved And mother is at rest– Her work is done; she sleeps in peace Among the Master’s blest. Her work is finished on the earth And her rewards are won Nor should we weep or shed a tear Because her work is done: But rather we should face the world As mothers always do With eyes upturned to face the light Of each kind day anew.