Mary Elizabeth Roth
Mrs. Mary Roth, Injured In Fall, Dies At Age 83

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Roth, 83, of 435 south 22nd Street, died at 11 o'clock 
last night at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Roth had been in critical 
condition since Monday, when she fell down the basement steps at her house 
and suffered severe head injuries. She was 83 years, eight months and 27 days 
of age. 

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:00 p. m. at the Methodist church in Ina, 
of which she was a member. The Rev. Gerald Gulley and the Rev. Earl Myers will 
officiate and burial will follow in Kirk cemetery. Friends may call at the Pulley 
Funeral Home after 2:00 p. m. Saturday. At noon Sunday the body will be taken to 
the church, to lie in state until the funeral hour. 

Mrs. Roth was born April 8, 1874 in Jefferson county, the daughter of Henry and 
Sarah (Hayes) Fisher. In 1890 she was married, in Jefferson county, to 
William Richard Roth, who preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, 
Ralph A. of Mt. Vernon and Cyril N. of  St. Charles, Ill.; four daughters, 
Mrs. Clela Stowers, Mrs. Velma Smith and Mrs. Mary Laur, all of Mt Vernon, and 
Mrs. Myrna Shaw of Benton; 15 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and three 
great greet grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, one daughter, one 
brother and one sister.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register-News
Date: Friday, January 3, 1958
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman

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