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Mary Sue Roth
June 18, 1950 - March 17, 2017

Mary Sue Roth, 66, of Hazleton passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday March 17, 2017 at her home with her family by her side.  Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Tuesday March 21, 2017 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein with a Parish Scripture Service at 7:00 PM.  Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 AM on Wednesday March 22, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein.  Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery at Hazleton.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.

Mary Sue was born on June 18, 1950 in Oelwein to parents Floyd and Collette (Rohrick) Barker.  She graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic School with the class of 1968.  On April 12, 1969 Mary Sue was united in marriage with John Roth at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hazleton.  She had been employed as a salesperson with Goodwill Industries as well as with J.C. Penney in Oelwein.  Over the years, she enjoyed BINGO, bowling, softball and playing cards.  Mary Sue also enjoyedcanning what John grew in his garden – corn, pickles, salsa – you name it! Her family really loved her hot dill pickles.  Mary Sue also loved animals – especially their dogs Josie and Coby.  Above all else she enjoyed time with her family, especially her grandchildren – whom she loved to spoil.

Left to celebrate Mary Sue’s life are her children: Charlotte (Douglas) Fauser of Indianapolis, IN, John (Karen) Roth of Cedar Falls and Paul (Mallory) Roth of Humboldt; her grandchildren: Adrianna, Nikole, Carter, Cory, Taylor, Peyton and Brady; her great-granddaughter Addison; her siblings: Mike (Ann) Barker of Oelwein, Patrick (Jeanne) Barker of Knoxville, TN, JoLynne (Jamie Pirillo) Barker of Oelwein and Jeanne (Steve) Roffman of Fairbank; many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband John (January 14, 2017) and her parents. 


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Mary Louis on April 29, 2017 at 4:29 AM said:

Dear Roth Family and Friends,

I wanted to share my deepest sympathy for your loss. We are never prepared to loose the ones we love but hold onto the precious memories of Mary Sue. Please find comfort in God's word at Philippians 4:6,7.

With Warmest Regards,

Mary Louis
Robin and Bill Rosenstiel on March 25, 2017 at 4:34 PM said:

To the Family of Mary Sue,sending our deepest sympathy.
Gary and Sharon Rubino on March 23, 2017 at 12:16 PM said:

So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers for all of Mary Sue's family and friends!
Brenda Westcott (VanDeWalker) on March 22, 2017 at 3:54 AM said:

My thoughts and prayers for all of u during this difficult time!
Shannon & Debbie Hershey on March 20, 2017 at 8:33 PM said:

We are so very sorry for your loss. Mary Sue was such a sweet person. Thinking of all of you.
Macy Crawford on March 20, 2017 at 12:46 PM said:

I do remember your sister --- she was always the friendly one at the Goodwill store--- so helpful and nice.. God Bless her soul------
Melissa Fronek, AMA on March 20, 2017 at 10:06 AM said:

Char and Family,

I am so truly sorry for your loss. My prayer are with you.
Jane Beckner Andresano on March 19, 2017 at 6:00 PM said:

Two beautiful, special people are with the angels. They will be missed on earth but are back together. Blessings to the family.
Anonymous on March 19, 2017 at 1:49 PM said:

I will miss "honking" when I drive by. John & Mary Sue were used to that.
She will really be missed at bingo in Hazleton & Fairbank. Sincere condolences to the family. Ellen Gaffney
Pat Arthaud on March 18, 2017 at 7:05 PM said:

My sincere sympathy to the entire Roth family. Mary Sue was a genuine fun-loving person. Cherish the memories of times past and know that both Mom & Dad are having a "heavenly" party. Prayers for all.
Carolyn Riechmann on March 18, 2017 at 4:37 PM said:

So sorry for your loss. Your parents were such wonderful people. May God help you through your loss and help you remember all the good times your family shared. Prayers to all of the family.
Cathy Martin on March 18, 2017 at 2:58 PM said:

Mary Sue was such a genuine person. God's garden in heaven ought to be extra- wonderful this year! My sincere prayers.
Lyle & Nancy Miller on March 17, 2017 at 2:40 PM said:

Please accept our condolences. Great Lady, Great Family. May all rest in peace.

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