Gladys M. (Rothwell) Koch, 93, of Marissa, IL, born January 21, 1927 in rural Marissa, IL, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at the New Athens Home for the Aged. She had worked as a security dispatcher at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, Il and retired from there after 27 years. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Marissa, IL.
Mrs. Koch was preceded in death by her parents; Roy and Golden (Howk) Rothwell; 2 sons; Theodore and Thomas Gartee; and her siblings; Albert, Robert, Ray, Ronnie and twins; Paul Rothwell and Pauline Rothwell-Jones.
Gladys is survived by her husband; William L. Koch, whom she married in Belleville, IL on December 22, 1966, 2 sons; William Gartee of GA and Michael Koch of Marissa, IL and 1 daughter; Joan (Richard) Ware of AK, and many grandchildren, gr. grandchildren and gr. great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
No formal visitation or services are scheduled. A memorial service at Faith Baptist Church in Marissa, IL will be held at a later date.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.