Mary Roach

Mary J. Roach, 64, Greenfield, went home to be with our Lord on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009. She was in her home surrounded by her loving family at the time of her death.

Mary Roach was born August 26, 1945 in Portsmouth, Ohio, the daughter of Kendall and Evie (LeMaster) Whitt.

Mary graduated from Portsmouth Business College and later attended Olivet Nazarene College. After many years of service she retired from American Health Network and previously owned family business Northgate Beauty Salon. Mary was an active member of Stringtown Nazarene Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandma, sister and Aunt who deeply enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and precious moments; though short, with her new grandbabies. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Mary Roach is survived by adoring husband Lloyd Roach of Greenfield; son, David (Angie) Bettcher of Indianapolis; daughter Loyrie (Dean) Clift of Greenfield; stepdaughters Rhonda Fada of Greenfield and Robin Roach of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Stephanie Stansifer, Mackenzie Holden, Drew and Chloe Clift, Ava Bettcher, Riley Hilder, Alex, Gabe and Delaney Fada, Jacob and Josiah Smith; great-grandson, Dylan Smith; sisters, Ruth Thomas of Wheelersburg, OH; Sue (Don) Collins of Stout, OH; Kay (Charles) Martin of Huntington, WV; brother, Seth D. Whitt of Sciotoville, OH; several nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, devoted husband of thirty-three years Lloyd Bettcher; brother, Clell Whitt; and stepson Brad Roach. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel with Pastor William Bean officiating. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery, Greenfield. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at the funeral home.

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About Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation (LMSDR)

We collaborate with researchers and other organization to reach our mission and vision of finding treatments that will work.  We have created the Leiomyosarcoma Tissue Bank for researchers to study our disease, the Leiomyosarcoma Patient Registry to collect data, and ran successful blood collections for study. We have brought patients and loved ones together from all over the world for education and support at our Leiomyosarcoma patient conferences, in Denver, Colorado, San Francisco, California, New York City, New York, and Maui, Hawaii.  Please stay in touch with our website for more upcoming events sponsored by Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation.This fund was created out of love for Mary Roach, to help others win their battle with leiomyosarcoma by funding LMS specific research. Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation (LMSDR) raises donations for Leiomyosarcoma research and patient support.  We advocate directly with sarcoma researchers to study leiomyosaroma. We offer the largest moderated support group online for leiomysarcoma, where patients and loved ones get the latest LMS news and  personal support. The LMSDR’s website offers local support groups, details of what we do, the research we have funded and many resources for the Leiomyosarcoma community. The LMSe Alerts is our monthly newsletter, offering more updated clinical trials, news and community events. The Leiomyosarcoma Lifeline is our new blog, featuring patient stories and our well-known Long Term Thriver stories.

Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research is an all volunteer organization which Mary Roach supported. We are proud to have the minimal amount of expenses as possible, to ensure your money goes directly to funding promising research for Leiomyosarcoma specifically.  You can volunteer, put on fundraisers, promote LMS awareness and ask your employer for matched funds. Please consider helping us Work, not wish, for treatments that will work for us. We have been a 501(C) (3) since 2006 and a tax-free charity.