Jeanene Carol (Leichty) Roth was born Dec. 28, 1941, in Wayland Iowa, the daughter of Herman and Florence (Christner) Leichty. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 7, 2023.
Jeanene was the fifth born of seven children growing up on the family farm. Jeanene committed her life to Christ and was baptized as a young girl and was faithful to the Lord all her life. On March 25, 1961, she was united in marriage to Herbert Roth in Wayland. He preceded her in death on April 19, 2003. The couple made their home in Milford, raising five children, Wesley, Audrey, Miriam, Calvin and Vivian. Jeanene’s passion was her family and grandchildren. She especially enjoyed cooking for others, quilting, sewing and working in her garden and flowerbeds.
She is survived by her children, Wesley and Jackie Roth, Miriam and Kurt Stutzman, Calvin Roth and Vivian and Chris Beckler; her 14 grandchildren, Megan and Levi Notter, Levi and Brandi Roth, Colten and Cassie Roth, Ethan Roth; Brodrick and Taytum Stutzman, Garett and Amber Stutzman, Tayte Stutzman; Luke Roth, Morgan Roth, Toni Roth, Rebecca Roth; Katie and Nick Lammers, Grant Beckler and fiancée Taylor Hinds and Trent Beckler; 10 great-grandchildren, Taysom Notter, Kase, Tripp, Maverick and Esme Roth; Brigham and Rowan Roth; Nash and Kena Lammers; and Baby Stutzman due in the spring of 2023; brothers, Clarence and Julie Leichty, Ron and Karen Leichty, Leland and Esther Leichty; sister-in-laws, Dorothy (James) Leichty and Karen (Vernon) Leichty; brothers and sisters in-law, Cloy (Ora) Roth, Janice (Gale) Oswald, Ila and Larry Kremer, Roger and Nancy Roth, Marieta Roth, Lonnie Roth, Carolyn (Larry) Miller, Joseph Roth, Sharon and Roger Lehman and Leonard Roth; many nieces and nephews; and honorary family, Darla Armstrong; John (Coleen) Vosta, Cairee, Jorin, Brayson, and Conlee Masley; Jason, Lindsey, Sam and Austin Vosta.
She was proceeded in death by her husband, Herbert Roth; daughter, Audrey Roth; parents, Herman and Florence Leichty; parents-in-law, Harry and Velma Roth; brothers, James Leichty and Vernon Leichty; sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Melvin Roth; sister-in-law, Ora Roth; and brothers-in-law Larry Miller and Gale.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 11, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Lauber Funeral and Cremation Services in Milford and will resume from 6 to 8 p.m. at East Fairview Mennonite Church, rural Milford. The funeral service will be Thursday, Jan. 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the church with burial in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family for future designation. Arrangements by Lauber Funeral and Cremation Services.