Sue (Kovacik) Roth passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday, May 5, 2017, at the age of 102. Family graveside services will be held Friday at Czech National Cemetery. Papich-Kuba Funeral Service is assisting the family.
Sue is survived by a daughter, Susan (Joe) Kerr of Hilton Head Island, S.C.; granddaughter, Amy Wells (Andy) of Lake Forest, Ill.; grandson, Dr. Brian Kerr (Carey) of Traverse City, Mich.; and great-grandchildren, Andrew Thomas Wells Jr., Abigail Ray Wells, Josh Kerr, Isaac Kerr and Emma Kerr. She also is survived by nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Anna and Joseph Kovacik; two brothers, Paul and Mike Kovacik; two sisters, Ann Barta and Midge Gearhart; and her husband of 63 years, Raymond Roth.
Sue was born in Argo, Ill., on Jan. 16, 1915, and was able to celebrate her 100th birthday surrounded by her family and the staff at Heritage in January 2015.
Sue loved fishing, playing pinochle, making kolaches and spending time with her family. She particularly loved her grandchildren, moving to be close to them when they were growing up before returning to Cedar Rapids to be closer to her siblings.
The family would like to recognize and thank the staff from Heritage Specialty Care for 16 years of loving and safe care and also Care Initiatives Hospice staff.