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Gloria "Jean" Roux
Gloria Red Rose2Gloria "Jean" Roux, 67 of Gainesville, Florida died Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the North Florida Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Kenton on August 27, 1952 to the late Herbert and Helen (Sutherland) Collins. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Greg Collins.

She graduated from Ridgemont High School with the class of 1970. She married Richard "Dick" Roux on September 5, 1982 in Mt. Victory. They were happily married for 37 years. She worked as an office associate for several businesses such as Dick Roux Ford of Mt. Victory and Walmart. In 1992, the family relocated to Florida from Ohio. She made multiple yearly visits to Ohio to see her friends and family at "home" and not once did she ever forget to have dinner at The Plaza Inn.

She was considered a second mother and inspiration to many of Kyle and Kraig's friends. She was a member of the Kenton and Gainesville Beta Sigma Phi sorority and prior member of Elgin Athletic Boosters. She previously served as president of Elgin Music Boosters and as a Brownie leader in the 1980s. Some of her nicknames were: Jeannie, "JT", Mama Roux, and Grandma Florida.

Jean loved her family more than anything, but it was her grandchildren she cherished. Jean would spend countless hours at every event she could attend for her children and grandchildren. She made sure to capture every memory with pictures and shared these memories with friends.

She loved attending gatherings, the Florida weather, planting flowers, reading, and listening to the artists and songs that impacted her life. Her family's favorite memories of her include her exercising in her pool, attending arts and craft shows, painting and decorating. She enjoyed Buckeye and Gator games but loved watching "her" Gators basketball. She couldn't wait for Christmas (her favorite time of the year) and decorating the house with themed trees and her Santa Clauses that were enjoyed by many.

She never missed the chance to spend time with her sorority sisters, attend meetings and/or events. Her ocular oncologist, Dr. Timothy Murray, was a special gift to her and her family. Special thanks also go to Dr. Lucio Gordan, her oncologist. Considering her circumstances, she always had a positive outlook on life. She never asked, "Why me?" during her health struggles. Her strength and positivity were a comfort to others she mentored who were also battling ocular metastatic melanoma. Her smile and laugh were contagious, and she will be remembered by so many. Her motto was "Always be kind to one another."

She is survived by a daughter, Teresa (Nathan) Swartz, Richwood; three sons, Kevin Steele, Marion; Richard Kyle (Bridget Simpson) Roux, Gulf Breeze, Florida; Kraig (Anya) Roux, Fernandina Beach, Florida; a sister, Jan (Dan) Kelly, Kenton; six grandchildren, Case and Camden Swartz, Mya and Ella Steele, Kylie Roux, Savannah Roux; and extended special friends and other relatives.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, LaRue with Pastor Debbie Berry officiating. Burial will follow in Otterbein Cemetery near Mount Victory. Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 7 PM at the funeral home in LaRue.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Elgin Music Boosters, 1150 Keener Rd S, Marion, OH 43302.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

Directions to Otterbein Cemetery near Mount Victory

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#1 from: Rick & Leslie Riffle
Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 6:00 PM

With a heavy heart, our thoughts and prayers are to D ick and all the kids, and all the family of our longtime friend "Jeanie" Roux.  We have years of fun, and won dearful memories of being out to dinners and get-togethers with our families and friends, and she could always find us a place to sit at a restaurant.  She loved her family dearly.  Rest in peace, Jeanie...we will miss you.

#2 from: Rocky and Brenda Barlow
Marion, Ohio
Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 6:03 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with Dick and Jeannie's family and friends at this time. May our memories last forever in our hearts!

Rock and Brenda

#3 from: Michele Hicks
St Johns OH
Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 10:28 AM

Jean was like a 2nd mother to my husband Michael. She always said she helped raise him.  We loved her dearly and was honored she asked my pastor to baptize her a few years ago.  I will treasure our memories and all of the beautiful Santa's she painted for us. Dick and family, our hearts are broken for you as she was one of a kind.  Her smile will be in my heart forever.

#4 from: Kathy Martino
Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 12:32 PM

So sorry to hear this.  Yes she always stopped to see us at the Plaza when she was home. RIP JEAN

#5 from: Sam&Janice Foos
marysville, ohio
Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 1:21 PM

Teresa  You are in our thoughts and prayers  So sorry

#6 from: Marla
Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 1:45 PM

Teresa and Kevin
I am so very sorry for your loss!  I still remember the proud smile she would have on her face as she watched you participating in activities at Elgin.  You are all on my thoughts


#7 from: Steve Newk Newsome
Sutton Lake, WV
Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 2:15 PM

Dick and kids:
So sorry for your painful loss of Jeanie. Her passing is a painful loss for all who knew her. I always admired her for being so upbeat and positive about her life... and always fighting for her life with prayer and great determination.
Death is part of life. We will all face it when our time is up. Jean lived her life to the fullest and got every last drop from the time she was allowed to be with you.
God bless you all. She loved her family more than anything else in the world.

#8 from: Bob  Carol Howell
Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 2:36 PM

Dick and family,So sorry to hear of Jean passing. We met Jean while our boys played Little League baseball.  Was always upbeat and I dont think she ever knew a stranger. She will be missed  with that great personality.  I so admired her courage  and spoke openly about  her up and downs with her  illness.. Rest In Peace Jean.

#9 from: Mary Lu Swartz
Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 2:49 PM

So sorry to hear about your mother but very grateful that you, Nathan and boys were able to spend time with her in FL this past Christmas.  Cherish your memories of the good times.  Thoughts and prayers for the family as you go through the coming days

#10 from: Dave &Nancy
Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 3:07 PM

We are so very sorry to hear this.  Such a beautiful positive spirit;  so appreciative of people and her wonderful family.  We will miss her.  Dick, she was so in love with you... her eyes gleamed when she looked at you.  You were her hero... and I know your heart is broken.  Praying Gods peace over you.  You are loved!

Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 5:21 PM


#12 from: Dean Ohler
Kenton Ohio
Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 6:33 PM

dick i am so sorry for your loss !!

#13 from: Rick and Brenda Howell
Caledonia, Ohio
Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 9:41 PM

Dick and family,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family in the passing of your wife, Jean.  May you find peace and comfort thru Christ.

#14 from: Joan Wagner
Okatie,S Carolina
Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 8:07 AM

Oh my,  my condolences to you Dick and family. Jean was such an uplifting person through all of this. I pray you can accept Gods loving arms wrapped around you

#15 from: Linda Rizzo
Marion, Ohio
Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 12:17 PM

I was very sorry to hear of the untimely death of Jean.  She was a fighter.  
I enjoyed her spirit.
She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.
She will be missed!

#16 from: Brian E. Napper
marion ohio
Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 12:41 PM

Gloria "Jean" Roux was a nice person. She did her best to make life better for other people. May GOD be with her family always.

#17 from: Jack Carr
Sheffield Lake, Ohio
Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 12:58 PM

So sorry for your loss Dick. Jeannie was so friendly and easy to talk to at the Alumni dinners.

#18 from: Dave & Lu Kaufman
Circleville, OH
Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 1:06 PM


We have fond memories of time spent with you and Jean many years ago. She always had a smile on her face and was a lovely woman, inside and out. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

#19 from: Dennis Steed  Class of '70
Waldo Ohio
Wed, Jan 22, 2020 at 11:31 AM

Sadly missed, but looking forward to seeing her in Christ's Kingdom.

#20 from: Bernadette Coats
Wed, Jan 22, 2020 at 2:12 PM

Jan and family, please accept my sincerest condolences.  It is tough losing a little sister.,

#21 from: Ken Collins
Ada, OH
Wed, Jan 22, 2020 at 8:58 PM

My thoughts are with cousin Jeanie and family this evening. As young kids growing up half a mile apart, we saw one another, as well as cousins Janet, Greg, and Doug, pretty often. As we grew into adulthood and moved about, we saw each other less often. She was such a sweet person.  I am deeply saddened by her passing.  Jeanie, say "hi" to Mom, Dad, and Linda.  The Lord welcome you home.

#22 from: Chris Courtney
Gettysburg, PA
Wed, Jan 22, 2020 at 10:37 PM

I am so sorry, Anya, Kraig & Savannah. May you find comfort, in the memories of the good times you shared with Jean & in that Jean is no longer suffering from the pains of Cancer. Now, Jean is just a prayer away from you no matter where you may be.  ( I enjoyed working with Anya in Ocean City, Maryland. )

#23 from: Steve Edwards / Debbie Xanders
Flagstaff, AZ
Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with Dick and the family. Steve fondly remembers all the good times ya'll had in Ohio. We remember the wonderful visit to our home in Flagstaff. Jeannie will be missed.

#24 from: John Appelfeller
Fort Worth, TX
Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 9:32 PM

Dick and the Roux family,
Please accept our deepest condolences I really don't know what else to say. The hurt will never go away but the fond memories will always stay.

JJ & Lisa Appelfeller

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#26 from: Kathy Sutherland Carden
Easley, SC
Mon, Jan 27, 2020 at 8:00 AM

So very sorry to hear of your passing. I miss the fun times when we were all kids and my parents would make the trip up to Ohio. Many find memories.  So glad to have caught up with you again  after so many years.  Praying for your family 🙏🙏🙏

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