Wilma RothWritten by Theresa Rose on October 29, 2015
Goshen, IN-Wilma Stutzman Roth, 99, passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 25, 2015 at her daughter’s home.
She was born Nov. 12, 1915 in Milford, Nebraska to John I and Mary (Birky) Stutzman.
On Nov. 25, 1936 she married Orie Roth of Wayland, Iowa. He died Sept. 25, 1999.
Mrs. Roth is survived by four children, Dennis (Mary) Roth, Fort Wayne, Sheril (Kenneth) Mullett, Goshen, Rebecca (Ray) Imhoff, Fort Wayne and Rosemary (Mahlon) Yoder, Linn Creek, Missouri; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren and two step-great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; seven sisters and a brother.
Wilma lived in Wayland, Iowa all of her married life where she and Orie farmed and raised their family. She enjoyed being a farmer’s wife and raising their family. Along with her family, Wilma loved to tend her vegetable and flower gardens in the summers and in the winter months she enjoyed reading and creating many quilts for her family. She also donated a number of them at several relief sales.
She accepted Christ at age 12 and that decision led her into involvement with many church activities in her lifetime including teaching Sunday school and Bible school. She was involved with and also served as president of the Women’s Missionary and Service Commission and many other volunteer opportunities.
Wilma’s quiet and loving spirit was an inspiration to her children, her grandchildren and to the many people she crossed paths with. “And her children have risen and called her blessed.” Proverbs 31:28
A Saturday funeral service will start at 10:30 at East Goshen Mennonite Church. Pastor Merle Hostetler and niece Carol Swartzendruber will officiate.
Graveside Services will be 1:30 PM Sunday, November 1, 2015 at Sugar Creek Cemetery, Wayland, Iowa.
Beatty-Peterseim Funeral Home is assisting with local arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be given to East Goshen Mennonite Church for the Bread of Life Food Pantry.