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Geneva Roth

July 5, 1922 - March 18, 2012
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Geneva Roth, nee Higgins, 89, longtime resident of Belleville, Ill., passed away peacefully at home, in the loving care of her five daughters on Sunday, March 18, 2012. Geneva was born July 5, 1922 in Mayfield, KY to Otis & Leona, nee Minton, Higgins. She moved to Mascoutah, Ill., where she met and married Leroy W. Roth on October 26, 1940. Together, they resided in Belleville and both worked at Swift & Co. National City Stockyards. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Roth; her sister, Kathryn (Carlton) Key; brothers, Louis Edward (Pat) Higgins, Jerry Higgins and a son-in-law, Richard Pepper. Surviving are her...
Geneva Roth, nee Higgins, 89, longtime resident of Belleville, Ill., passed away peacefully at home, in the loving care of her five daughters on Sunday, March 18, 2012.

Geneva was born July 5, 1922 in Mayfield, KY to Otis & Leona, nee Minton, Higgins. She moved to Mascoutah, Ill., where she met and married Leroy W. Roth on October 26, 1940. Together, they resided in Belleville and both worked at Swift & Co. National City Stockyards.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Roth; her sister, Kathryn (Carlton) Key; brothers, Louis Edward (Pat) Higgins, Jerry Higgins and a son-in-law, Richard Pepper.

Surviving are her daughters, Sandra Pepper, JoAnn (Paul) Mueller, Carol (Roscoe "Bud") Geschwend, Cheryl (Ervin "Smitty") Smith and Leslie Mason, 19 Grandchildren, 22 Great-Grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Linda Higgins; and dear nieces, nephews.

Per the family's request, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice of Southern Illinois, Belleville, Ill. or to the

Condolences may be offered at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com


When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloom filled room, why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little, but not too long, and not with your head bowed low. Remember the love that we once shared, miss me, but let me go.
For this is a journey that we must all take, and each must go alone, it's all a part of the Master's plan, a step on the road to home.
When you are lonely, and sick of heart, go to the friends we know and bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss me, but let me go.

Visitation: Friends may call from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Lake View Funeral Home with Rev. Cari Frus officiating. Interment will be held privately in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill

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