Marie C. Roth


Marie C. Roth of Kansas City, MO formerly of Mitchell, SD, died September 11, 2020 at North Kansas City Hospice. Due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, funeral and burial will be delayed until 2021. Services will be at Holy Family Catholic Church and burial beside her husband Ed in Servicemen’s Memorial Park in Mitchell.

Marie C. Erpenbach was born January 24, 1920 in Ethan, SD to John and Anna (Bowar) Erpenbach. She graduated from Ethan High School. She married Edward H. Roth of Parkston, SD on October 14, 1940.

Daughters Beverly and Gloria were born in Mitchell. Ed’s career at Armour moved them in 1949 to Oklahoma which was the first of 12 locations during his years at Armour. They returned to Mitchell after Ed’s retirement where they later celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Marie had a zest for life that inspired everyone that knew her. She relished her experiences living around the country with Ed. She jumped into any adventure with her grandsons and great grandchildren whether it was playing miniature golf for the first time and getting a hole-in-one or visiting a winery on her 95th birthday and charming everyone she encountered. Marie enjoyed traveling and was ready to go at the drop of a hat especially if it was visiting her grandsons and great grandchildren. Marie cherished the times visiting and playing cards with friends and family. She will be especially missed by her daughters, family and her special friend Urban Schoenfelder.

Marie is survived by her daughters Beverly Lonski and Gloria Gilfert both of Kansas City, MO; grandsons Tom (Debbie) Lonski of Denver, CO, Mike (Tracy) Lonski of Richmond, VA, Richard (Beth) Lonski of Olathe, KS, and Dennis (Jen) Wegner of Olathe, KS; great grandchildren: Hannah Lonski and Nate Lonski of Denver, and Alexis Wegner and Devin Wegner of Olathe; in-laws Marie Erpenbach, Edna (Bill) Oberembt and Maurine Schneider; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Anna; her husband Ed; her nine siblings Leo, Dick, Urban, Joe, Art, Angeline, Lorraine, Lillian, and Jeanette; and her sons-in-law Dick Lonski and Jan Gilfert.

The family wishes to thank Country Side Assisted Living, Wexford Place, and North Kansas City Hospice for their loving care of Mother. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the charity of your choice. Condolences to the family may be shared at

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