Geraldine Roth

MORTON - Geraldine R. Roth, 90, of Morton passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.

She was born Dec. 14, 1923, in Beaver Crossing, Neb., to Amos and Phoebe (Roth) Roth. She married Richard A. Roth on Sept. 10, 1944, in Morton. He preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 2007.

She also was preceded in death by one son, Ralph Roth.

Surviving are her son, Russ (Barb) Roth of Morton; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

When Geraldine first moved to Morton, she worked at The Morton Pottery Co. She also was a caregiver for her in-laws and for her son, Ralph.

She was a member of Bethel Mennonite Church in Pekin, where she was active for many years.

Geraldine enjoyed quilting and gardening.

Cremation will be accorded. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, with Pastor Doug Habegger officiating. Burial will be in Roberts Cemetery in Morton.

Memorials may be made to the Peoria Rescue Ministries, P.O. Box 837, Peoria, IL 61652.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral Home

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center
140 S. Detroit Ave Morton, IL 61550
(309) 263-7426

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Feb. 19, 2014