Clarence E. Roth
Clarence E. Roth
  • December 1, 1924 - July 26, 2014
  • Bluffton, Indiana

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Clarence E. Roth, 89 of Bluffton passed away on Saturday morning, July 26, 2014 in Markle. He was a lifetime Farmer in Allen and Wells Counties. He had also worked at DANA Corp. in Fort Wayne for 30 years as a Machine Operator. Clarence was a 1942 graduate of Lafayette Central High School in Allen County. He was a member of the Markle Church of Christ, where he served as Deacon and was a member of the church bowling team for many years. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed throwing Horseshoes. He was a competition Corn Husker and place 2nd in the 2010 Indiana State Corn Husking Contest.

He was born on December 1, 1924 in Huntington County, a son of John and Anna Rose (Meitzler) Roth.

He was united in marriage to Georgina D. Smith on June 20, 1947 in Markle. His wife survives.

Additional survivors include ''' Two sons: David Roth of Bluffton and Duane "Dewey" (Debbie) Roth of Rosemount, MN; Two daughters: Darlene (Denny) Double of Decatur and Denise (Kevin) Hull of Alexandria, OH. Eleven grandchildren and Eleven great grandchildren. One brother: Charles Roth of Fort Wayne; and two sisters: Edna Eickhoff of Fort Wayne and Ruth Anna Graft of Fremont, IN.

He was preceded in death by a daughter Diane Gilliom, two brothers: Walter Roth and John Roth and four sisters: Dorthy Fogwell, Ethel Nycum, Eloise Zion and Miriam Black.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Markle Church of Christ, 455 E. Morse St., Markle, IN.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Markle Church of Christ, with Gerald O. Moreland and Greg Comp officiating. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the service.

Interment will be at the Markle Cemetery.

Memorial donations are to the Markle Church of Christ, sent in care to Myers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 403, Markle, IN 46770.