April 19, 1943 - November 4, 2021
Richard M. “Dick” Roth, 78, of rural Wapakoneta, died 12:04 p.m., Thurs. Nov. 4, 2021, at Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, with his family at his side. He was born April 19, 1943, in Wapakoneta, the son of Edwin H. & Alvina L. (Ruppert) Roth, who preceded him in death. On Dec. 28, 2007, he married Mary Jo Schlenker Clements, and she survives. Other survivors include, 4 sons, Todd Roth, Mishawaka, IN; Jeff (Cris) Roth. Holly Springs, NC; Keith Roth, Jacksonville Beach, FL; Michael (Rob Caruso) Roth, Los Angles, CA: 3 step-children, Pamela “Pam” (Easton) Loving, Fork Union, VA; Eric Clements, Cloverdale, OH; Keith Clements, Wapakoneta; grandchildren, Marcel (Stefani) Roth, Corey Roth, Brittany (Theo) Burdin, Tyler Roth, Gavin Roth Nick Roth, Lucas Roth, Casey Jeffrey; step-grandchildren, Samuel Loving, Jacob Loving; great grandchildren, Teagan Roth, Riyah Roth, Hailie Roth, Kayson Roth; siblings, Rosie (Donald-dec) Tobias, Botkins, OH; Eloise “Ellie” (Bruce-dec) Zuber, Wapakoneta; Karen (Charlie-dec) Cozad, Pleasant Hill, OH; Ronald Roth, Wapakoneta; Melinda Trinosky, Van Wert, OH; Monica (Bobby) Bounds, Hendersonville, NC; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Bill (Peg) Schlenker, Judy (Fred) Platfoot, Tom (Pat) Schlenker, Chris (Deb) Schlenker, former spouse and mother of his children, Sally A. (Donald) Smith, Hernando, FL. He was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Widner, and a brother, Steve (Deb)Pope. Dick retired as a tire builder and supervisor, from B.F. Goodrich Tire Co. (now Michelin Tire), Woodburn, IN, after 42 years of service. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta, and a 1961 graduate of St. Joseph High School, where he excelled in sports. Dick was an avid fan of The Ohio State University Buckeyes, and coached American Legion baseball. He also umpired baseball and refereed basketball. He enjoyed traveling, playing golf, and was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ dartball team. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Mon. Nov. 22, 2021, at the Eley Funeral Home & Crematory, S. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta, with Rev. Sean Wilson officiating. The family will receive family and friends 2-4 p.m., Sun. Nov. 21, 2021, at the funeral home. Burial will be at at later date in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wapakoneta Recreation Assn. for youth athletics. Condolences may be expressed at www.eleyfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
Richard M. “Dick” Roth, 78, of rural Wapakoneta, died 12:04 p.m., Thurs. Nov. 4, 2021, at Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, with his family at his side. He was born April 19, 1943, in Wapakoneta, the son of Edwin... View Obituary & Service Information
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