Evelyn Josephine “Jo” Roth, 89, passed away, June 25, 2019, in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
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She was born in Lafollette, Tennessee to parents Robert Guy and Zola Florence Kite. She graduated from high school in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and received a bachelor's degree from Berea College, Kentucky.
Jo worked as a Registered Dietitian with the majority of her career performing consulting work for Project Heart and many community nursing homes and small hospitals in Central Oklahoma. Many hours were spent in the kitchen creating and perfecting recipes. Her family was often taste testers for her many delicious desserts. After retirement, Jo enjoyed spending time gardening and helping with her grandchildren including several families of adopted grandchildren. She also continued to cook and could always be counted on to bring a new and different recipe along with her famous pecan pie to holiday gatherings. Jo also loved to travel with her husband to many countries throughout the world as well as with relatives and colleagues.
Jo was predeceased in death by her husband, Lawrence O. “Larry” Roth whom she married in 1954; her parents; sisters, Cordia Sweat, Anna Mae Medlin, Rose Kite; brothers, Cecil Kite, Basil Kite, and Kenneth Kite.
She is survived by son, Richard Roth; daughter, Karen Sebring; grandchildren, Chad, Badrakh, Harrison and Robert; daughter-in-law Sara Roth, son-in-law Keven McVay; sister, Betty Ziemke, and brother John Kite, along with her loving extended family, dear friends and neighbors.
Jo was loved and respected by friends and family; she will be forever and dearly missed.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the OSU Foundation and designated to the Larry Roth Endowed Scholarship. Please send checks (payable to the OSU Foundation) to PO Box 1749, Stillwater, OK 74074-1749.