Mary Lucille Roth, 95, WWII vet, retired from Lititz Mutual, Lititz Museum guide, and volunteer

By on March 6, 2019

Mary Lucille Snavely Roth, 95, longtime resident of Lititz, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, at Luther Acres in Lititz.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Christian and Marian (Holtzhaus) Snavely. She was the wife of the late M. Eugene Roth, with whom she shared 53 years of marriage before his passing in 2002.

She was a 1941 graduate of the former Lititz High School. Mary worked for the former Animal Trap Co. and later went on to work at Lititz Mutual Insurance Co., where she retired after 25 years of service. After retirement she was a tour guide for the Lititz Historical Museum, and volunteered for Meals on Wheels and Luther Acres. Mary was a former member of the Lancaster County Insurance Women’s Club, the Lititz Women’s Club, and spent 50 years in the Brunnerville pinochle card club.

Mary served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, as a WAVE specialist 2nd class, in the supply area being trained by IBM for keypunch data entry.

She was one of the oldest members baptized at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lititz, where she was involved in the Faith, Hope and Charity class and a member of the quilting group.

Mary is survived by her daughter: Eileen R. Burgwyn, wife of George Burgwyn of Warrenton, Va.; a son: Michael E. Roth, husband of Markley (Cottrel) of Landisville; three grandsons: Nathaniel Burgwyn, husband of Courtney (Davis); Andrew Burgwyn, husband of Lauren (Von Herbulis); and Ian Roth; four great-grandchildren: Adelyn, Ada, Samantha and Bennett. Also surviving is a sister: M. Joanne Snavely; and two brothers: Frederick H. Snavely and Henry H. Snavely.

She was preceded in death by her brother: Christian M. Snavely.

Funeral Services for Mary were held March 2 in the Good Samaritan Chapel at Luther Acres, Lititz. Interment followed in Machpelah Cemetery, Lititz.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 200 W. Orange St., Lititz, PA 17543.

To send an online condolence, visit Arrangements under the care of Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz.

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