Obit: Root, Alma Loretta (1917 - 2005)

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Surnames: Root, Dennis, Kuhns, Russell, Newcomer

----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Tue, Jul 12, 2005

Root, Alma Loretta (19 Sept. 1917 - 9 July 2005)

THORP - Alma L. Root, 87, of Thorp, died July 9, 2005, at Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Stanley.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2005, at the Thorp Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Town of Roosevelt Cemetery in Lublin.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of services.

Alma Loretta Dennis was born Sept. 19, 1917, in Burgettstown, Pa., the daughter of Amos and Olive (Kuhns) Dennis. She was united in marriage Sept. 25, 1945, in Michigan, to Ralph Root. He died Jan. 19, 1982.

Following her marriage, the couple moved to California, where she worked in airplane factories until 1969. The couple then moved to Thorp, where she worked at the Dairy Bar, Senior Center and at the Ace Hardware Store before retiring.

She is survived by two daughters, Maureen Russell of Lublin and Amanda Michelle Root of Playa del Rey, Calif.; one grandson; a brother, Harold "Bud" (Virginia) Dennis of Punta Gorda, Fla.; and a sister, Wilda "Dolly" (Harold) Newcomer of Clawson, Mich.

Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.



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