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Kathy Dianne (Steffens) Roth

April 24, 1950 ~ May 3, 2019 (age 69)


Kathleen Dianne “Kathy” Roth, age 69, of Jackson passed away Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Silverado Memory Care Community in Houston, Texas.         

She was born April 24, 1950 in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Edgar Henry Claus and Olga Hilda Fritsche Steffens. Kathy married her high school sweetheart Dennis Richard Roth April 25, 1970.

She was baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church at Farrar May 7, 1950 and confirmed May 22, 1964. After she and Dennis married they moved to Jackson and became members at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. She attended school at Salem Lutheran School at Farrar and was a 1968 graduate of Perryville High School. After graduation she embarked on a successful 47 year banking career starting at Bank of Perryville and later Bank of Missouri where she became a bank officer. Kathy was very active at the church serving as church secretary, the stewardship board and the finance board. Kathy also was very community oriented, volunteering and serving many civic organizations, including the Noon Optimist Club of Jackson and the PEO Chapter. She was a very beautiful, caring, and considerate person placing her faith in God, church, and others ahead of herself.

Loving survivors include her husband Dennis of 49 years; two children, Shelah (Neil) Hester of Cape Girardeau and Justin (Brooke) Roth of Spring, TX; four grandchildren, Kimberlie (Dustin) Nothdurft, Cameron and Riley Hester and Toby Grace Roth; a great grandson Kole Nothdurft; three brothers, Dale (Helen) Steffens, Richard (Kathy) Steffens, and Gary (Carol) Steffens all of Jackson; and an Aunt Dorothy Hemman of Brazeau.

Also surviving are many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be from 3:00-8:00 pm, Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at St. Paul Lutheran Church and from 9:00 am until service time Thursday at the Church.

Funeral will be 10:00 am Thursday at the church with Rev. Jason Shaw and Rev. Eric Longman officiating.

Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Memorial Contributions may be given to St .Paul Lutheran Church, St. Paul Lutheran School, or the Alzheimer’s Association.


Donations may be made to:

St. Paul Lutheran Church
223 W. Adams, Jackson MO 63755
Tel: 1-573-243-2236

Alzheimer's Association
225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 IL 60601
Tel: 1-800-272-3900

St. Paul Lutheran School
216 S. Russell St., Jackson MO 63755
Tel: 1-573-243-5360

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