Richard S. 'Dick' Roth

Richard S. "Dick" Roth, 88, of Wabash, IN, and a native of Bippus, IN, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at 12:10 p.m. at Wabash County Hospital.

Mr. Roth graduated from Lagro High School in 1939 and served with the 125th Cavalry of the United States Army during World War II. He retired in July 1986 from Celotex in Lagro after 33 years. He was a member and past commander of American Legion Post 15, Wabash, and a founding member and long-time president of the Celotex Federal Credit Union Board of Directors.

He was born Feb. 5, 1921, in Bippus to Paul and Helen Stoops Roth. He married Kathryn "Kate" Barrus on Feb. 8, 1946, in Wabash. His wife survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Butch (Diane) Roth, of Marion; a daughter, Connie (Larry) Bauldridge, of Merrillville; a brother, Porter (Nina) Roth, of Wabash; a sister, Garnet Haupt, of Wabash; five grandchildren, Elizabeth (Kenneth) Lewen, of Blaine, MN; Steven (Mandy) Roth, of Wabash; Brian (Cindy) Medley, of West Lafayette; Kelley (Allan) Thomas, of Gary; and Jody (James) Cabble, of Lexington, KY; and nine great-grandchildren.

Calling is Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash. A service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Larry Warren officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.

Preferred memorials are gifts to the Macular Degeneration Association.

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