Pearl E. (Neikirk) Roth, 95

January 18, 2011

FEB. 20, 1915-JAN. 18, 2011

Pearl E. (Neikirk) Roth, age 95, a resident of ManorCare Health Services of Chambersburg and formerly of Heritage Hills Retirement Community of Greencastle, died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at the nursing home.

Born Feb. 20, 1915, in Cearfoss, Washington County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Grover and Ida (Hollinger) Neikirk.

She retired after 25 years of service with the Greencastle-Antrim School District, having worked in the cafeteria of the former Shady Grove Elementary School.

Pearl was a member of the Calvary Bible Church of Greencastle, where she was active on the kitchen committee. She had taught Sunday school in her younger years.

Her husband, Samuel E. Roth, died Jan. 5, 1992.

She was the last of her immediate family and is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m. from Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, with Pastor Richard Overcash officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one half-hour before the service Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Calvary Bible Church, 3845 Buchanan Trail West, Greencastle, PA 17225 or to Alzheimer’s Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Online condolences may be expressed at

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