Erma Jean Roth, of Grove, passed away June 21, 2010 at Freeman Health System in Joplin, Mo., after an illness. She had just celebrated her 88th birthday.

Erma was born June 12, 1922 in Welch to G.W. and Hazel Squires. She was an active member of the Eastern Stars for approximately 70 years.

She was an avid homemaker and enjoyed spending time on the old home place.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Janevench (Jean) Taylor and Nadine Wilson.

She is survived by a nephew, Bob Wilson; a niece, Glennie Bradshaw; many other loving relatives; and a host of friends.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 26, 2010 in Walker Cemetery, West of Welch, with Minister Brad Canham officiating. Interment following.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Services are under the direction of Jim Thomas, Thomas Funeral Home, Welch.