Laura Mae Roth, 94 of Danville, passed away at 9:23am on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Colonial Manor Nursing Home. Visitation will be from 11-12pm on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Kruger Coan Pape Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams Street in Danville. IDPH guidelines regarding mandatory masks and social distancing will be strictly followed. Mass will follow at 12:30pm at Holy Family Catholic Church, 444 E. Main Street with Father Steven Loftus officiating. Laura will then be laid to rest next to her husband at Resurrection Cemetery.
Laura was born in St. Louis, Missouri on December 31, 1925, a daughter of Charles S. and Mary B. (Jackson) Tracy. Laura was raised in Terre Haute, Indiana and moved to Danville in August 1941. On April 23, 1949 she married Gene Roth at St. Patrick Church in Danville. He preceded her in death on March 8, 1999.
Laura leaves behind her three children: LuAnn (Robert) Vickery of Covington, IN, Steven G. Roth of Birmingham, MI, and Marsha L. (Dan) Carson of Newington,CT; seven grandchildren: Jason (Nikki) Vickery of Covington, Brad (Amanda) Vickery of Charlotte, NC, David Vickery of Covington, Aaron Vickery of Covington, Kyle G. Roth of Birmingham, MI, Alison (Mike) Campbell of Newington, CT, and Daniel (Ashley) Carson of Rocky Hill, CT; and six great grandchildren: Alyssa, Abby, Fox, and Dolan Vickery, and Grace, and Reese Campbell. She will also be greatly missed by her sister Helen L. Elliott, and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Laura was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gene, two sisters, a brother, and several brother in-laws and sister in-laws.
Laura attended elementary school in Terre Haute, Indiana and transferred to Danville High School, graduating in 1943. She last worked for Danville District 118, where she retired after twenty-one years of service as a secretary. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and served on many committees throughout the years. She served on the Class of 1943 reunion committee a number of years as well. She enjoyed Illini Basketball games, reading, sewing, and craft work. Her husband Gene and she enjoyed traveling after their retirement and spent several vacations in Florida during the winter months.
Laura will be greatly missed by her family, who loved her so very much. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Colonial Manor for their exception love and care. In lieu of donations, memorial donations in Laura’s name may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church, 444 E. Main St., Danville, Il 61832. Messages and memories may be left on our website at www.KrugerCoanPape.com, or on Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home Facebook page.
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