Wilma Irene Westphal Roth, 94, former Monticello, Indiana resident, died Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Sarasota, Florida.
She was born in Francesville, Indiana on Dec. 3, 1924. She married Vincent "Sparkie" Roth in Winamac, Indiana on April 16th, 1947 and raised 5 beautiful daughters. Both Wilma and Sparkie made education a priority resulting in all of their daughters graduating from college. The couple celebrated their 50th anniversary 22 years ago. She was a long term resident of Monticello where she worked as a legal secretary and bookkeeper. She was active in the local community affairs, including Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church.
Wilma and her husband retired in their 60s and moved to Sarasota, Florida where they enjoyed meeting a new community of friends in Park East and continued to play bridge and participate in community events.
Throughout her life Wilma was recognized for volunteer work for Hospice, the Suicide Hotline and the Catholic Church.
She loved family gatherings, socializing with friends, playing bridge, dancing and bowling. She was generous in charitable contributions, complimentary of others and was a sweet and endearing mother to her daughters.
Wilma believed it was important to be the first to start a smile, do what you like to do, and was a role model for raising independent daughters. Wilma celebrated this Mothers Day with her daughter Michelle and husband Cliff and was able to live in her own home due to their support and continual care.
She is survived by daughters, Cath of Seattle, WA., Barbara of Nashville, TN., Charlene of Sun Valley, ID., Marlene of Monroe, WA., Michelle of Jupiter, FL.; as sister Doris of Ft. Madison, IA; and 4 grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted on May 31, 2019 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Sarasota. Her life was celebrated with her Park East friends at the club house with an ice cream socialWilmas favorite dessert.
Wilmas final resting place will be held in Monticello, Indiana at Riverview I.O.O.F. Cemetery next to her husband with graveside services on September 28, 2019 at 2:00pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice at website, GivetoTidewell.org or by mail to: Philanthropy Department, Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238
Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home is entrusted with care.