Esther “Dolly” Roth

Esther “Dolly” Roth
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Esther J. “Dolly” Roth, nee Andres, 82, of Swansea, IL, born July 14, 1933, in Valmeyer, IL, died Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at St Paul’s Home, Belleville, IL.

Dolly taught at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic School, and was the principal at St. Henry Catholic Grade School, Belleville, IL, before retiring after 25 years. She was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, and the Metro East Community Chorale.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard P. and Helen H., nee Schuchardt, Andres; a brother, Jack Andres; a grandson, John “Jackie Jack” Edwards; and a sister-in-law, Vicki Andres.

Surviving are her husband of 61 years, John C. Roth, whom she married June 25, 1955;
seven children, Jenny (Denny) Clapper of Swansea, IL,
Cindy Roth of Columbia, IL,
Mary Jill Roth of Salt Lake City, UT,
John Roth of Belleville, IL,
Scott (Marigel) Roth of Benicia, CA,
Kimberly Edwards of Fountain Hills, AZ,
and Tony (Joyce Walker) Roth of Kalamazoo, MI;
11 grandchildren, Kristen (Cole) Stoltz, Kim (Jared) Schmitt, Kaitlin (Rob) Jablonsky,
Jordan and Shane Nicolls, Alex Roth and
Lucas Bercaw, Eva and Sophia Roth, and Isabella and Simon Edwards;
a great-grandson, Nolan Stoltz;
three brothers, Terry (Rita) Andres of St. Louis, MO,
Michael Andres of Edwardsville, IL,
and Kevin (Jamie) Andres of Bonne Terre, MO;
a sister-in-law, Darryl Andres of Springfield, VA;
and nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Metro East Community Chorale. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2016, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2016, at the church with Msgr. William McGhee and Fr. Gene Neff concelebrating.

Condolences Left For Esther “Dolly” Roth

I remember Mrs Roth when my kids attended St Henry. She always had a smile. You have my deepest sympathies on the loss of such a great lady.

Karen Carthans, Swansea, IL, 62226

To the family of Ms.Ester (Dolly) Roth, she would be truly missed by our staff members of St Paul on 2nd shift, I love her so much in a short time I’ve known her, it’s like she is a mom, that I lost, thanks for knowing her, you all stay strong, and stay blessed, amen

Kimberlyn floyd, East St. Louis, Illinois, 62205

To Mary Jill and the entire extended Roth family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I have many fond memories of your house growing up that I will always remember. My sympathy to all of you!

Terese (Cannady) McKnight, Monroe Center, Il, 61052

My prayers are with the entire family….we had Mrs Roth as a teacher growing up in St “A’s”..hard to believe it has been so many years. I know she touched the lives of so many kids.

Marie (Stoll)Wallar, Kansas City, MO, 64116

I am saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. Roth. She was synonymous with music at St. Augustine’s; I always admired her work ethic and dedication to sharing her talent and love of music.
With sympathy,
Elisa Arnold

Elisa Arnold, Shiloh, Il, 62221

My heartfelt sympathy to all the family. Dolly and I were good friends during our years at SS Peter & Paul School in Waterloo, IL. We We lived on the same street and walked many places together and had so many good times. She was such a fun-loving person, she will be sadly missed by so many people
Rest in peace, Dolly, Love you.
Jeanne Ann

Jeanne Ann (Hoeffel) Bathen, Belleair Bluffs, Florida, 33770

Dolly was not only our neighbor but like a mom to me and grandmother to our kids. She was always so sweet and loving. She loved when I came over to show videos of my kids in their activities. I will miss her beautiful smile and kind heart. My love goes out to Jack and family.

Toni Turner, Swansea, IL,

I fondly remember Mrs. Roth as a wonderful teacher at St. Augustine’s. She shared her musical gifts to the great benefit of our parish, and her kindness served as a great Christian example to me. Wishing her family, especially my classmate Cindy, peace, knowing Mrs. Roth has earned her eternal reward with the Lord.

Joseph Vallowe, Berea, OH, 44017

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of loss. Mrs. Roth, just a beautiful person, warm and caring. I remember coming to her house sometimes before kindergarten started, your mom was always a welcoming soul. God Bless

Jo Ellen Snover (Miller), Waterloo, IL, 62278

John and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jim & Carol Cange, Nashville, Il, 62263 5802

I have many fond memories of Dolly as my principal at St. Henry Grade School. She hired me as a young teacher paving my way into Catholic education. I am indebted to her for that – still working after 25 + years. She was so kind and supportive with a great sense of humor. She touched many lives in a positive manner. My sympathy to all of you.

Diane Diekemper, Belleville, IL, 62221

Roth family-please accept my sympathy. Mrs.Roth planted seeds of appreciation for music and visual arts, as well as taught embroidery sewing as my teacher at St. A’s. Her joyous spirit was warming. She gave much to many. Keeping you in prayer.

Beth (Bolt) Greene, Floyds Knobs, In, 47119


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