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Columbia Missourian

Gladys P. Roth, September 15, 1913 — April 24, 2012, of Columbia

By Courtesy of Parker Funeral Home
May 1, 2012 | 4:55 p.m. CDT

Gladys P. Roth, 98, of Columbia passed away peacefully at her home, Tuesday, April 24, 2012.

Visitation to celebrate her life will be at Parker Funeral Service on Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., graveside services will follow at 11:45 a.m., Saturday at Columbia Cemetery.

She was a long time member of First Christian Church and graveside services will be presided over by the Rev. Jimmy Spear.

Gladys was born September 15, 1913, to E. Claude and Opal Palmer on a farm north of the city.  She lived in Columbia all her life.  She married George Roth on December 22, 1935.  She lived a long fulfilling and productive life in Columbia.  She was appointed Deputy Recorder of Deeds for Boone County in 1943.  She went on to join her husband in real estate in Columbia and spent the next 50 years as a real estate broker.  She earned many accolades in real estate over the years and was an exceptional and avid businesswoman.  She continued to be involved in the business until she was 90 years old. 

Gladys was a very active member of the community, including the King’s Daughters and The Daughters of the American Revolution.  Her passion was bridge and she was a fierce competitor.  She was a kind, fair and generous person in her business and personal life and she used her gifts wisely.  She spent her remaining years enjoying and bringing joy to all whom knew her.

She is survived by three children Carolyn Boucher of St. Louis, Vicki Connelly of Kansas City and Dudley Roth of Columbia. Her family extends to four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, George Roth, and a son, George Ronald Roth.

Gladys’s family would like to thank all those who looked after her care in the last years of her life and especially thank the wonderful nurses and all at Boone Hospital Hospice for allowing us to keep her with us at the home she loved.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Boone Hospital Hospice, 601 Business Loop 70 W, Columbia, MO 65203.

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