Robert Eugene Roth 1932 - 2009 Lawrence
Great Bend — Funeral services for Robert Eugene Roth, 76, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Grace Community Church, Great Bend.
Mr. Roth died Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
He was born May 3, 1932, in Great Bend, the son of Eugene Henry and Augusta Patricia Kellam Roth. He was a longtime resident of Larned.
After graduating from Kansas University in 1954, Mr. Roth served in the U.S. Air Force as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Defense Command. He was discharged in 1957 and joined Roth Equipment Co., a retail farm equipment store. He served as president and owner from 1963 until he retired in November 1990.
In 1991 he became mother house administrator for the Dominican Sisters in Great Bend. He retired Feb. 28, 2008.
Mr. Roth married Rosalee Osborne on Sept. 11, 1954, in Wichita. She survives.
Other survivors include a son, Richard Alan and wife Richelle, Larned; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Best and husband Mike, Lawrence; a sister-in-law, Virginia McAdoo, San Clemente, Calif.; a niece, Debbie Lohrman; a nephew, Lawrence McAdoo; and five grandchildren, Mark and Sarah Best and Realle, Ry and Raven Roth.
He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Norman McAdoo; and a granddaughter, Reanna Roth.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Beckwith Mortuary in Larned, where the family will meet friends from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
The family suggests memorials to the CKMC Heartland Cancer Center, Golden Belt Community Foundation, Grace Community Church of Great Bend or the Santa Fe Trail Center, sent in care of the mortuary, P.O. Box 477, Larned, KS 67550.
Online condolences may be sent at beckwithmortuary.com.