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Marsha R. Roach Click for Condolences      Printable Version
1952 - 2012


Marsha Rae Roach, age 59, formerly of Kahoka, MO, died on Wednesday, October 10, 2012,at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL, following a 2-year battle against cancer.

Marsha was born December 17, 1952 in Keokuk IA, a daughter of Roland W. Toad and Leona Tootie Hunziker Roach.

Survivors include her sister, Norma (Mrs. Jim) Bower of Quincy, IL; nieces, Stephanie (Mrs. Curt) Bennett of Quincy, IL and Kristi (Mrs.Ken) Gilbert of Clarendon Hills, IL; and a nephew, Shayne Houston of Sales Creek, TN; great nieces and nephews: Taylor Hiland, Jake Houston, Dulaney Bennett, and Ava and Jack Gilbert; aunts and uncle: Earl and Gladys Hunziker of Hamilton, IL, Pauline Wood of Zion, IL and Nettie Bash of Murfreesboro, TN; as well as cousins and other relatives. Special acknowledgment from the family goes to all those who have touched Marshas life especially her special cousins, Linda Boudreau and Judy McAfee.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law, Jack Houston.

Marsha graduated from Keokuk High School and worked for many years at the Industrial

Opportunities in Kahoka. In addition to being with her family, Marshas main interests were her cats and country music. She especially loved seeing and greeting friends and family.

The family would like to thank Blessing Hospice team for their wonderful care and Dr. Denton who was so help to all of them. As Marshas final act of goodness, Marsha donated her eyes to the Illinois Eye Bank so that someone else might see. What could be a better gift?

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, October 15, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Shrine of St. Patrick with Father James Wheeler officiating. Burial was in the Kahoka Cemetery.

Memorials were suggested to Blessing Hospice.

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There are currently 6 condolences.

Mary Clatt
Sunday October 14, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Norma, Jim and family-I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Marsha. She always seemed to be such a sweet and joyful person. I am so thankful that she is no longer in the pain she had been in. I have been keeping you & your family in my thoughts & prayers. Sincere Sympathy, Mary Clatt
Geoffrey Bash
Sunday October 14, 2012 at 10:54 AM

What a beautiful picture of Marsha and exactly how I will remember her. Full of cheer and aways receiving me with the that big smile and much excitement whenever I came to visit her and her parents. Marsha is heaven's angel now and her forever happy with her big eternal smile. I am blessed that she has been part of my life and her memory is close to my heart forevermore.
Dixie (Brennan) and John Scelsi
Saturday October 13, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Norma and Jim, All our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. Dixie and John
Nancy Uhlmeyer
Saturday October 13, 2012 at 4:55 PM

May Marsha rest in peace. My prayers are with. She is with Mom and Dad.
Lee & Karen Bartels
Friday October 12, 2012 at 11:47 AM

We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Steve and Mary Wilson
Thursday October 11, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Norma, Jim and family - On behalf of the entire Wilson family, you have our sincere condolences on Marsha's passing. Kathy and Marsha worked together for many years at the Workshop and we always enjoyed hearing how their day went from Kathy. She is at peace now with Mom and Dad. Our thoughts & prayers will be with you all.

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