Obituary: Wanda Roths

Wanda Evelyn (Gilges) Roths, 83, of Wellington passed away April 18, 2019, in Wellington.
Mass of Christian burial was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Rosary was at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Visitation was Tuesday, April 23, at the Shelley Family Funeral Home in Wellington.
A memorial has been established with the St. Anthony Altar Society. Memorials may be left with the Shelley Family Funeral Home 704 N. Washington, Wellington. To leave an online condolence, please visit
Wanda Evelyn (Gilges) Roths was born Oct. 21, 1935 in Maysville, Ark., to her parents, Waldo Gilges and Grace (Moomey) Gilges. Wanda and her family moved to Kansas, where she attended Conway Springs schools, was homecoming queen, and graduated in 1954. She met and married the love of her life, Cyril Roths, on Aug. 18, 1954, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church by Father Tareline. They moved to Wellington to raise their family and resided there ever since. Wanda was a longtime sales associate at JCPenney in Wellington, retiring in 1988 after the store’s closing. She was an active member of St. Anthony’s Church, Altar Society, and worked as a volunteer at the Catholic Thrift Shop for several years. Her favorite pastime was quilting and she often spent many afternoons with her quilting club and friends making beautiful handmade quilts.
Wanda is survived by her husband, Cyril Roths of the home; her sons, Roger Roths (Elizabeth), and Allan Roths (Amy); her daughters, Debbie Sandell and Suzanne Hay (Tim); grandchildren, Isac Roths (Carrie), Airily Cornejo (Jessie), Courtney Aungst (Douglas), Jason Roths (Jessica), Taylor Sandell (Jessica), Ryan Hay (Jennifer), Sydney Hay, Dylan Hay, Jessica Vega, Mikey Collins, and Ashley Collins; great-grandchildren: Kaitly Roths, Ethan Roths, Jax Cornejo, Lyric Cornejo, Cruz Cornejo, Derex Hay, Shyla Hay, Attikus Hay, Devin Aungst, Natalie Aungst, Juda Vega, Brendan Hay, Maddie Leon, Kasen Sandell, Charlie Sandell, Kimberly Lambert, Annabella Roths, Dainen Johanson, Scarlet Johanson and Alice Hay.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Waldo and Grace Gilges; three sisters, Fern (Bob) Kelley, Mildred (Leon) Cotton and Wilma (Leonard) Stump; a brother, Harold (Sharon) Gilges; and a grandson, Nathan Sandell.