Jean Helen Roth
Parkston – Jean Roth, 85, went to her heavenly home Friday, December 25 at Avera Bormann Manor in Parkston. Due to Covid-19 concerns, a private, family funeral mass will be held Monday, December 28 at 2:30 pm at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Dimock. Arrangements by Koehn Bros. Funeral Home in Parkston.
Jean was born July 5, 1935 to Dr. Walter and Ida Dot (Adkins) Stirling on the family farm near Milltown. She attended Stirling District 37 School and graduated from Parkston High School. She was united in marriage to Joseph Roth Jr. on February 16, 1954 in Parkston. She was a cook and later became a counselor at the Alcohol Drug Center and was an active member of AA for 45 years. She was an EMT and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, playing cards and games and going to retreats.
Grateful for having shared her life is her 7 children: Patricia (Stan) Wuertzer of Kirkland, WA; James (Linda) Roth Madison; Judy (Clyde) Robertson Freeman; Janel Roth of Box Elder; Peggy (Doug) Wermers Black Hawk; Jolyn (Randy) Friederich Parkston; and Pam (Tom) Kocer of Wagner; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 2 brothers, James Stirling of Mitchell, SD and Bane (Phyllis) Stirling of Parkston.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph on June 20, 2002; a brother Kenneth (Lucille) Stirling; a sister-in-law, Maryls Stirling; brother-in-laws and sister in laws: Melvin and Lou Roth and Dub and Joan Roth; a sister, Naomi Roth; a great-granddaughter, Adriona Wermers; and 2 nephews, Kevin and Tom Stirling.