WOOSTER Sandra K. Roach, 69, of Wooster passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017 in Akron.
She was born March 27, 1948 in Wooster, the daughter of Roger and Ellen Snoddy Mowrer.
She retired from Rite Aide and had previously worked for Giffin s RX Center as a Pharmacy Technician. Sandra had volunteered for People to People Ministries, Coats for Kids and the Wooster Hope Center Food Bank and the ASPCA.
Surviving are her husband, Patrick Pat Roach, her children, Jamie (Scott) Swysgood, Kelly (Ronnie) Rastetter and Shannon Roach all of Wooster; grandchildren, Paige Weaver, Kyle Hartman, Cory and Megan Rastetter, Owen Roach and Ella Hartzler; great-grandchildren, Ayden Weaver, Alley Salazar, Aubry Rastetter and Cameron Salazar, a sister Robin Mowrer and a brother, Larry Mowrer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, a brother Richard Mowrer and a sister Shirley Mowrer.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with Pastor Keith Seager officiating.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to any animal charity.
Today we said our final goodbyes to our hero ¦our Mom. The strongest person we ever knew. One that fought many medical battles. Every time, defying all odds. When recovery was near impossible she came back a fighter and a warrior, never giving up. She was a 7-minute sudden death survivor, an 8-year lung cancer survivor, and survivor of many more battles. Sadly, this time she was not able to come back from this episode. This is the first time we are not bringing her home from the hospital, the sting of the pain is unbearable.
Mom was always a giver, as we cry tears of sadness other families will cry tears of joy as they learn their loved ones will be recipients of her gift of life through organ donation. She continues to give back to the very end!
Our Mom, Our Warrior, and Our Hero. We love her so much!
The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. Thou prepares a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
Any Animal Charity
Memorial service Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
No calling hours