XENIA — Kathryn Diana (Stiles) Roach, 73, of Xenia, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at her residence. She was born February 2, 1943, in Spring Valley, Ohio, the daughter of Eugene and Katherine Glaze Stiles. She retired as a bus driver with the Xenia City Schools, after 34 years employment. She is survived by three sons, Rodney Shane (Dee Dee) Roach, Alan (Gale) Roach, all of Xenia, and Ronald (Kellie) Roach, Waynesville, six grandchildren, Nicole (Todd) Samples, Heather (Scott) Jones, Ryan Roach, Tara (Joe) Roach, Alyson Roach, and Andrew Roach, five great-grandchildren, Lexie, Jaiden, Sebastian, Hudson, and Brandon, a sister, Carolyn Upton, Bellfontaine, by several nieces and nephews, and by many special friends, including her close companion, Bill Harris, friend, Virginia Kable, and her sweet dog Deogie. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Edgar L. Roach, on August 10, 1996, and by two brothers, Daniel Stiles and Robert Childers. Graveside services will be held at 11am, Monday, January 16, at Valley View Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Xenia. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Pancreas Foundation, c/o The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 410 W. Tenth Ave., Columbus, Ohio, 43210, in her memory. Condolences may be made to the family at www.NeeldFuneralHome.com .
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