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Ruth Edna Roth

September 6, 1917 April 9, 2015
Ruth Edna Roth
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Obituary for Ruth Edna Roth

Ruth Edna (White) Roth died at home with family present on Thursday, April 9th, 2015 at the age of 97 years and 7 months.

Ruth was born on September 6, 1917 in Worthington, MN to Chauncey and Johanna (Brink) White. Ruth lived in Worthington all her life. She attended Castle Grade School and attended Worthington High School.


Ruth married Lloyd Roth on November 10, 1935 in Sibley, IA. After their marriage they built a house in Cherry Point and lived there until they had a new home built in 1966 at 1625 Clary Street where she lived until she went to be with the Lord. Lloyd preceded her on January 28, 2013.


In her early years of marriage, Ruth was employed at Worthington Creamery and Campbell’s Soup Company. She was an active member of the Worthington Christian Church. Her greatest love was for the Lord and her family. She was a faithful woman who read her Bible and prayed for her family daily. She was a blessing to her family and all who knew her. She enjoyed gardening and vacationing in Florida with Lloyd and her family.


Ruth is survived by her seven children; David (Letha) Roth, Coon Rapids, MN, Donald (Darlene) Roth, Roscoe, IL, Douglas (Patricia) Roth, Summerfield, FL, Dennis (Debra) Roth, Sibley, IA, Darwin (Lindia) Roth, Sioux Falls, SD. Darlene (Gary) Oberloh, Worthington, MN, Diane Roth, Worthington, MN. 21 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd, of 77 years, five brothers and two sisters, one grandson and four great grandsons.


Funeral services will be held on Tuesday April 14, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Worthington Christian Church in Worthington, MN with Doug White officiating. Casket bearers will be her grandsons, Allan Roth, Peter Roth, Todd Roth, Jeff Oberloh, (Honorary) Scott Oberloh, Mike Roth, Donald L Roth and Branden Roth. Burial will be held at the Worthington Cemetery.


Visitation will be on Monday April 13, 2015 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington and also from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Worthington Christian Church.

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