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Bernice Mary Roth

August 22, 2017

St. Marys-Bernice Mary Roth was born December 9, 1923 to John and Elizabeth Stitz in Baileyville, Kansas. In her early twenties she migrated to California to assist in the Rosie the Riveter war cause. She was acquainted with her husband Mike’s sister who introduced her to him. They married in Baileyville, Kansas in 1944. She and Mike started their family in Paxico but later moved to Emmett to the family home of more than 50 years. When her health failed her, she moved to St Marys Manor.

Bernice was known for her cooking. Besides cooking for her family, she could be counted on for meals for unexpected friends, church bazaars and later in life contributed faithfully to the food pantry.

She was preceded in death by her husband Mike and her infant son Gerald. Surviving are daughters. Sister Linda Roth, Kansas City, Patricia (Rick) Jones. Mary Roth, and Judy (Sam) Grant, all of Topeka; sons, Mike (Ann) Roth, Shelburne, Vermont, Joe (Barbara) Roth, Rossville, Gary (Tina) Roth, St. Marys, John (Kim) Roth, Steve Roth all of Emmett and James (Becky) Roth, Paxico; three sisters, her twin, Bernita Mary Campo, Bothell, WA, Alma Mastrogivanni, Eugene, OR, and Marcelle Montgomery, Topeka; 22 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys followed by a lunch. Interment will be at 1:00 P.M. Saturday at Holy Cross Cemetery, Emmett.  A Rosary will be recited at 5:00 P.M. Friday, August 25th  at Piper Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 5:30 until 6:30 and a Prayer Service will be at 6:30. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Marys Manor Bus Fund and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536. Online condolences may be sent to www.piperfuneralhome.com.

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16 thoughts on “Bernice Mary Roth

  1. I know how close you were to your mother and I know you have such happy memories of your parents. You and your family are in my prayers.

  2. To all the Roth kids,
    So sorry to hear about your mom. I have so many fond memories growing up next-door in Emmett. My mom didn’t get far from me very often but if she had to, “Bernie” to the rescue! She was a wonderful lady. May you all be comforted by your many memories.

    Shelly (Stockman) Rezac

  3. Dear Roth Family, Diane and I pass on our condolences. Your mother lived a good long life and I’m sure you have so many wonderful memories in your hearts to keep her close. May God bless you all in your time of grief.

  4. Mary, so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Rest assured that she’s in heaven now, pain free and enjoying her new everlasting home. She will still be missed by family and friends. Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Just a solid, loving caregiver of the community.Bernice was always involved in the many activities that surrounded us.Always a smile with a positive personality. She will be missed by all. Our sympathy to the family.

  6. So very sorry to all of the Roth family. Your Mother was one hec of a woman which I am sure you all knew that. She always made me smile when I worked at the Manor. She has a special seat in Heaven .. Thanks Bernice for all the wonderful smiles and laughs you gave me. You will be so missed not only by your family but to all who had the pleasure to have known you. God be with you all during this difficult time. Sending prayers for peace and comfort.

  7. Mary,
    I’m so sorry. And I hope your sweet memories of your mom help you through this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Mary, I’m so sorry for your loss. I know you and your mom had a special bond. I wish you peace as you go though this difficult period. God bless.

  9. Dear Roth family, Dave and I were saddened to hear of Bernice’s passing. She was such a great lady and wonderful neighbor. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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