Barbara E. Roth Barbara E. Roth

Barbara E. “Barbie Doll” Roth, 91, resided with her daughter Heidi and son in law Martin and passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 29, 2018. She was the wife of the late Charles E. Roth. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Courtland and Dorothy (Sibbach) McNelly. Barbara graduated from Allentown School of Nursing in 1947 and worked for various private doctors and at the former Allentown General Hospital before joining her husband as co-owner of C.E.Roth Formal Wear. Barbara loved traveling to Aruba and considered that her second home. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Emmaus.

Survivors: daughters Betsy, wife of Ray Hartman of Womelsdorf, Heidi, wife of Martin Semmel of Emmaus; three grandchildren, Robert Kozlowski and his wife Lisa, Karl Kozlowski and his wife Alyssa, Nichole, wife of Garret Persing, seven great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister Dorothy Dreher.

Services: 1:30 PM, Monday, April 2, at Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 W. Highland St., Allentown. Calling will begin at 1:00 PM with burial to follow at Grandview Mausoleum.

Contributions can be made in memory of Barbara to Lehigh Valley Hospice, c/o the funeral home, 18102.

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