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Lorraine Marie Roth

ROTH, Lorraine Marie - Passed away peacefully on Wednesday December 11, 2013 at the Maples Home for Seniors, Tavistock, formerly of Waterloo. She was born 83 years ago in South Easthope Township and was the daughter of the late Sidney and Violet (Brenneman) Roth. Dear sister of Howard and wife Shirley Roth of Tavistock. Sadly missed by her nephews Philip and wife Joyce Roth of Shakespeare, Timothy and wife Melody Roth of Tavistock, Debra Kindler and husband Fred of Stratford and Wanda Roth Amstutz and husband Doug of Kitchener. Remembered by a number of great-nieces and great-nephews. Lorraine was a member of Tavistock Mennonite Church and a charter member of the Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario. She taught public school in New Hamburg and later taught for the Eastern Board of Missions and Charities in Honduras. She was employed in the library at Wilfrid Laurier University/Waterloo Lutheran. She volunteered her time for a number of charities and committees. Lorraine graduated with the first graduating class at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate and she later received her Bachelor at Arts Degree from Goshen College, Goshen,IN. Lorraine recently donated her entire collection of research on over 100 Mennonite and Amish families to Conrad Grebel University College which is housed in the Conrad Grebel Lorraine Roth Archives Reading Room, named in honour of her contributions. In keeping with Lorraine’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will take place at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Friday December 13, 2013 from 1-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The memorial service to celebrate Lorraine’s life will take place on Saturday December 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Tavistock Mennonite Church, Tavistock with her niece Pastor Wanda Roth Amstutz officiating. Interment at a later date in 16th Line East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Conrad Grebel Lorraine Roth Archives Reading Room, Rockway Mennonite Collegiate or Mennonite Central Committee. On line condolences and donation information available at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca12650781
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