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Jean E. Roth: 1934-2018


PERU — Jean Elizabeth (Gretencord) Roth, 83, of Peru, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Manor Court in Peru, surrounded by her family.

Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at St. Joseph’s Church in Peru with the Rev. Jacob Rose pastor officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Oakwood Memorial Park in Ottawa. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at Mueller Funeral Home in Peru.

Mrs. Roth was born Nov. 12, 1934, in Ottawa, to Edward and Helen (Wiesbrock) Gretencord. She married William Roth on June 15, 1957, at St. Columba Church in Ottawa.
Jean retired from K-Mart in Peru and Vlastnik’s Menswear in Peru after more than 30 years of service. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Peru.
Jean enjoyed cooking, gardening, refurnishing furniture, crossword puzzles, reading and most of all spending time with her children, grandchildren and friends.
She is survived by her husband, William, of Peru; her six children, Michael Roth, of Benton, Ky., Thomas (Lisa) Roth, of Dalzell, Joseph (Teri) Roth, of Berwyn, Juli (Rich) Preston, of Johnsburg, Stephan Roth, of Springfield, and Susan (Jeff) Atilano, of Peru; 13 grandchildren, Dane, Jamie, James, Veronica, Ian, Jonathan, Michael, Nicholas, Elizabeth, Sophia, Abby, Ryan and Logan; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Ann Hardy, of Mesa, Ariz.; and one brother, Bill Gretencord, of Ottawa.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the American Diabetes Association.
The online guestbook may be viewed and memories shared at
Mueller Funeral Home
909 Pike St., Peru, IL 61354

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