William J. Roth, 86, of Stonington, IL died at 2:30 am Sunday, April 6, 2014 at his residence.

He was born November 8, 1927 in Pana, IL the son of Emmett and Geneva Vollmer Roth.  On October 21, 1947 he married Kathryn L. Murray at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Stonington.  Mr. Roth was a farmer, inventor, and business man. He and his wife Kathryn owned and operated Reel Manufacturing and Sales, Inc.  He greatly enjoyed his grandchildren and travelling.

Surviving are his wife, Kathryn Roth of Stonington; Son: Mark Roth and wife Diana, Fred Roth and wife Carol, Tim Roth, Ted Roth, Tony Roth and wife Tara; Sister: Florence Edmunds; Brother: Gerald Roth and wife Elaine; Grandchildren: Keely and husband Traves, Ryan and wife Danielle, Connor and wife Keri, Zachary, Greg and wife Valerie, Karen and fiancée Heidi, Emily, Joseph, Stephen, Delaney, Daniel, and Christian.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Tom Roth.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, April 11 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 308 North Pine, Stonington, IL with Father Mariadas Chatla and Father Dean Probst officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville. Visitation will be held from 9:30 am until time of service in the Church on Friday.

Memorials may be made to: Holy Trinity Altar and Rosary Society, 308 N. Pine, Stonington, IL  62567.

McClure Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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