Jean Marie Roehrs
Jean Roehrs , age 69, of Bethany, Illinois, formerly of Festus, Missouri, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017, at her home. She was born January 19, 1948, in De Soto, Missouri, the daughter of Nana May (nee Lewis) and William J. Goetz.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, James J. Roehrs; children Sr. Chief Petty Officer James Aaron (Jamie) Roehrs, USN, of Suffolk, Virginia, Kelly Ann (Rob) King of Herculaneum, Missouri, Melissa Gail (Charles) Eaton of St. Peters, Missouri, and Grant William (Pennie) Roehrs of Sullivan, Illinois; and grandchildren Kathryn, Tyler, Luke, Logan, Drew, Lanora, Larissa, Justin, Bailey, Kyla, Alex, Christian, Rylee, and Colin.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by brothers James Goetz and infant Joseph Goetz.
As a teenager, Jean worked as a kitchen manager at Camp Don Bosco in Hillsboro, Missouri, and later became a shoe model and switchboard operator for Hamilton Shoe Co. in St. Louis, Missouri. She also worked for Kroger and Shop-N-Save in Crystal City, Missouri, and was a receptionist for Dr. Foy in Imperial, Missouri, and Dr. Edward J. Miles in Hillsboro. She was formerly a longtime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crystal City. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, and enjoyed gardening, flowers, cooking, baking, fishing, tubing on the lake, and was an excellent seamstress.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Monday, January 30, 2017, at McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Later visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 1, at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus, then after 10:00 A.M. Thursday, February 2, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crystal City, until the time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M., officiated by Rev. Kyle Castens, Pastor. Interment in Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens in Crystal City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
From Bethany, Illinois and Festus, Missouri
Age at Death: 69
Date of Birth: January 19, 1948
Date of Death: January 27, 2017
Date of Burial: January 27, 2017