Merlin  Roth
Merlin Roth, 87, of Quincy, died at 6:10 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 2019, in Blessing Hospital.
Merlin was born July 9, 1932, in Attica, Ind., the son of Carl Leonard and Clara Alvesta Myers Roth.
He married Mary Vick on August 25, 1957, in Arcola, Ili. Rev. Mary Vick Roth preceded him in death in 2008.
Merlin was a graduate of Clay City High School, Clay City, Ind., and received his bachelor's degree from Greenville College, Greenville, Ill., followed by his master's degree in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame. Merlin taught at Newman High School, Newman, Ill.; ABL High School in Broadlands, Ill.; and Fountain County High School in Indiana.
He had a passion for the Rocky Mountains, wolves, singing and golf. He was a dedicated and hard working man who was detail oriented especially when painting interiors and exteriors. He also was a fantastic breadmaker, much to the benefit of his family and friends.
Merlin loved his family very much.
Survivors include his three children, Marti (Tom) Deighan of Bloomington, Ill., Marilyn Kuper of St. Ann, Mo., and Mark (Peiyu) Roth of Monterey, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Michael and Patrick Deighan, Sarah, Mary, Hannah and Leah Kuper, and Siddhartha Roth.
In addition to his wife, Merlin was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Virgil Roth; two sisters, Thelma Swartwood and Florence Schufeldt; and a son-in-law, Tom Deighan.
Services: noon Wednesday, December 11, at Melrose Chapel, with Rev. Sidney Crowcroft and Rev. Nancy Wilson officiating. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Thursday, December 12, at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford, Ill. Visitation: 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday December 11, at Melrose Chapel.
Memorials: Melrose Chapel, Quincy Humane Society or Greenville College. Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
Published on December 10, 2019


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Donna Smith
Dec 16, 2019
Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing Marti. Your family is in my thoughts an prayers.
Don Archer
Dec 10, 2019
Merlin was one of my teachers at ABL High School. I always had the utmost respect for him as a teacher and a person. The family has my prayers for Merlin.