Mr. Roth was a Claims Supervisor with State Farm Insurance Company for 33 years. He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. Jack was a U.S. Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Esther J. “Dolly” , nee Andres, Roth, whom he married on June 25, 1955, and who died on July 5, 2016; his parents, Carl E. and Vada F., nee Price, Roth; and a grandson, John “Jackie Jack” Edwards.
Surviving are his seven children, Jenny (Denny) Clapper of Swansea, IL,
Cindy Roth of Columbia, IL,
Mary Jill Roth of Salt Lake City, UT,
John Roth of Maryville, 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 Nicolls and Shane (Alexandra) Nicolls, Alex Roth and
Lucas Bercaw, Eva and Sophia Roth, and Isabella and Simon Edwards;
two great-grandchildren, Nolan Stoltz and Abigail Jablonsky;
three brothers-in-law, 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 Clifftop, www.clifftopalliance.org. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, February 25, 2017, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 25, 2017, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee and Rev. Kenneth York concelebrating.
Arrangements by George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
I would like to express my sympathy to all in the Roth family for the loss of a great man, friend and co-worker for many, many years. Jack was one of a kind and made working at State Farm a pleasure. He also made everyone he came in contact with very comfortable. He had a way of talking with people and making a normal discussion fun. He always had a joke or two to tell me, which made my day. Jack was seldom down and seemed to always have a smile on his face. We had a few drinks one night and I would always drink vodka and tonic with a twist of lime. When we got to his house, I would throw the lime into his yard. He told me to do that, so that a lime tree would grow there. I think it did. Jack may you rest in peace until we meet again. Love and prayers to all.
Gary Lowrie, VENICE, Florida, 34285
I would like to express my sympathy to all of you. I worked with Jack at State Farm for many years. I remember his jovial nature and his caring nature. We had many fun times. Prayers to all.
Carol harbaugh, Freeburg, Il, 62243