Shirley B. Roach, 81, of Taylorville, passed away on October 18, 2013 at 3:42 a.m. surrounded by her loving family at her residence in Taylorville, IL. She was born September 16, 1932 in Johnston City, IL; the daughter of Joseph and Ruth (Jones) Lucas. She married Arthur “Sonny” Roach on June 24, 1951 in Taylorville, IL; he preceded her in passing. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Taylorville where she served as a Deaconess. She also served as Secretary for several years, sang in the Choir, kept records of Baptisms and made the flower arrangements for the alter. She was member of the Christian County Home Extension, the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Taylorville Moose Lodge. She was a community volunteer for Victorian Manor for many years. She loved to play Bridge.

She is survived by her daughters, Pamela Russell of Taylorville, IL, Debra Roach of Paxton, IL and Kathleen (Randy) Gronewald of Taylorville, IL; grandchildren, Adam (Erica) Hoerbert of Indianapolis, IN; Sarah (Tim) Roth of Paxton and Cole Evans of Fort Bragg, NC; great-grandchildren, Kara, David, Matthew and Marshal Roth of Paxton, IL; half-brother, Robert Benton of Albuquerque, NM; Half-Sisters, Irene Benton of Eagle Mount, CA, Carolyn Trower of Dallas, TX and Shirley Stinett of Richmond, CA; Brothers-in-law, John (Dot) Roach of Virginia, Howard (Liz) of California, Jim (Janet) Roach of Taylorville, IL; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, special companion, Jim Daughterty. She was preceded in death by her husband, brothers, Jack Jones and Sonny Lucas; sister, Marilyn Dodd.

Memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or Memorial Home Services, 720 N. Bond St., Springfield, IL 62702-9914


Private visitation and funeral service as per her request. Cremation Rites have been accorded with Private

Family Services at Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, IL at a later date.


Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL.

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