Lena “Arlyne” Roller (nee Gooch), 87, passed away on August 26, 2019, in New Haven. Arlyne was born on January 5th, 1932, in New Haven to the late Richard Keith Gooch and Olga Caroline (nee Hoelscher). She graduated from New Haven High School with the Class of 1950. On September 5th, 1953, she married her late husband Robert Hiram Roller at St. Peter’s Evangelical and Reformed Church in New Haven.
Arlyne was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Washington and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She restarted her nursing career in 1966, working at various facilities in St. Clair, Union, and Washington until her retirement in the 1980s. She loved sports and was an avid fan of the Blues, Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs, and Missouri S & T Miners.
She is preceded in death by her parents, beloved husband Robert and her brother Colonel Kaye Wendell Gooch.
She is survived by her son Perrin Roller and wife Brenda and two granddaughters Erika and Alyssa, all from Palestine, Texas; and nephew Thomas K. Gooch of Kirkwood, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Her family would like to thank Arlyne’s friends, neighbors, and care staff that helped and cared for her over the years following Robert’s death.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019, at 9:30 am at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery Chapel in Washington.
Memorial Donations may be made in her name to the: Miner Alumni Association, 1100 North Pine Street, Rolla, Missouri 65409.
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