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Larned - Rosalee Roth, 81 passed away February 3, 2014 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence, Kansas.
She was born September 16, 1932 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the daughter of James Earl Osborne and Myrtle Pansy (Karr) Osborne.
Rosalee grew up in Wichita and graduated from Wichita East High School in 1950. She attended Kansas University and graduated with a BA in English in 1954. She married Robert Eugene Roth on September 11, 1954 in Wichita. They lived in Oklahoma City from 1955 – 1957 while Robert served in the US Air Force. They then moved to Larned and lived there for 51 years where they raised their family. Rosalee enjoyed her volunteer days of teaching Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, and as a Girl Scout Leader. Later she was a survivor chairperson for the
of Pawnee County and a volunteer for Program Set Free Prison Ministry. She and Robert moved to Lawrence in 2008. She attended Lawrence Free Methodist Church and volunteered for Family Promise of Lawrence.
Survivors include a son, Richard Roth and wife Richelle, Larned; a daughter Libby Best and husband Mike, Lawrence; a sister, Virginia McAdoo, San Clemente, California; nephew, Larry McAdoo, California, niece, Debbie Lohrman, California; five grandchildren, Mark Best and wife April, Lawrence, Sarah Kohls and husband Mark, Topeka, Realle Roth, Littleton, Colorado, Ry Roth and wife Katherine, Larned, Raven Roth, Larned; two great grandchildren, Grayson Kohls and Hanna Kohls, Topeka.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in 2009; a granddaughter Reanna Roth; a brother in law, Norman McAdoo.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Beckwith Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Roy Savage presiding. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday and family will be present from 9a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Burial will be in the Larned Cemetery, Larned, Kansas.
Memorials may be given to the Family Promise of Lawrence or the
of Pawnee County; both in care of the Beckwith Mortuary, P.O. Box 477, Larned, KS 67550. Personal condolences may be left at www.beckwithmortuary.com.
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Feb. 6, 2014