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Lois Roth

December 17, 1930 — January 7, 2015

Lois Jeanette Roth, 84, passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2015.

Lois was born in McPherson, KS, on December 17, 1930, to Martin and Laura (Wann) Clark. The fourth of six children, Lois grew up on a farm near Galva, KS, and graduated from Galva High School in 1949.

She married James "Jim" Roth in her childhood home on August 4, 1950. Upon Jim's graduation from Kansas State University in 1956, they moved to Ponca City, OK, with their two young sons.

In 1960, the family moved to Perry, OK, for a new job opportunity with a small, growing company named The Charles Machine Works, Inc. Their young family continued to expand with the addition of three daughters.

The two most important things in Lois's life were her steadfast Christian faith and commitment to her family.

Lois cherished her relationship with the Lord, which allowed her to face the joys and challenges of life with strength and courage. She demonstrated her deep faith through her love of the Bible - encouraging others through the sharing of Scripture - and her unwavering dedication as a prayer warrior. When talking with her family, Lois shared that she viewed heaven as her graduation, and that although she may not be going back to her house, she "was going home." She was an active member with the First Presbyterian Church of Perry, OK, for over 60 years, including participation in Presbyterian Women and as an official member of the "Wild Women of Perry."

Lois was a devoted mother and grandmother and loved being a professional homemaker. She was known as a gifted cook and seamstress, putting her multitude of talents to use making delicious meals for her family and sewing beautiful clothing and elaborate wedding attire, costumes, and home décor. Lois also loved playing her favorite hymns on the piano.

Lois is survived by five children, eleven grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter: her son, Martin and his wife Ranay of Perry, OK, and their two children, Lesley Maloney and her husband Pat and daughter Emma Kate of Washington, DC, and Cody Roth of Denver, CO; her son, Kendall and his wife Beth of Columbia, SC, and their two children, Kelsey Lucas and her husband Sean of Wilmington, NC, and David Roth and his wife Kathleen of Columbia, SC; her daughter, Lori Moore and her husband Ron of Pittsburgh, PA, and their four children, Brittany Leuenberger and her husband Josiah of Bloomington, IN, Garrison Moore and his wife Sarah of Guthrie, OK, and Lara and Mackenzie Moore of Pittsburgh, PA; her daughter, Jayme VanBrunt and son, Ethan of Perry, OK; and her daughter, Marla Wehrer and her husband Greg and their children, Garrett and Audrey of Blanchard, OK. She is also survived by one sister, Norma Coughenour of McPherson, KS, and one brother, James Clark of Galva, KS. Also surviving are numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Laura Clark; two brothers, Warren and Vernon Clark; and one sister, Aleda Kaiser.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established to provide furnishings for the parlor at the new First Presbyterian Church of Perry.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, January 9, 2015 at the Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, 1010 North 7th Street, Perry.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 10, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church in Perry, OK, at 12:30 pm, following a private family graveside service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brown-Dugger Funeral Home.

The family wishes to thank the physicians, nurses, and medical personnel at The Oklahoma Heart Hospital for their excellent care and support.


BrownDugger Funeral Home
1010 N. 7th
Perry, OK  73077
Friday, January 9, 2015
6 to 7 p.m.
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