Roxie Roach

Roxie Roach

SPRINGFIELD - Roxie Roach, 81, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at his home.

Roxie was born on May 11, 1931 in Litchfield the son of William Wyant and Lillie Mae Frederich Roach. He married LaVena Walkup on June 25, 1950 in Springfield.

He worked for Fiatt Allis as a bearing adjuster for over 32 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers, Carl in infancy, Bill "Buddy", Harold, Richard, Oral "Oggie", Ralph "Micie" and Edward "Eddie" Roach; three sisters, Ruby Bridgewater, Margaret Smith and Carol Wilson; and one granddaughter, Kayla Suzette Roach.

He is survived by his wife, LaVena; one daughter, Brenda (Rusty) Brammer of Springfield; two sons, Rocky (Annette) Roach of Hopedale and Tim (Sheila) Roach of Springfield; one brother, Charles "Sammy" (Doris) Roach of Litchfield; two sisters, Mary Louise Lahr of Lexington, IL and Violet Drake of Sedro Wooly, WA; four grandchildren, Ron Lowe, Matthew (Grace) Lowe and Christy (Jason) Gillaspie all of Springfield and Brittany Roach of Auburn.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 12:00 noon on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Ellinger-Kunz & park Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Keppler officiating.

Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home, 530 N. 5th St., Springfield, IL 62702 is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in The State Journal-Register on Apr. 3, 2013