Mrs. Zelma Maydine (Key) Roach of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at her residence in Burkesville, Kentucky, having attained the age of 86 years, 9 months, and 7 days. She was born in Burkesville, Kentucky on Saturday, January 20, 1934, the daughter of John Grady and Mary Effie (Spears) Key. She was of Christian faith, a member of Ashlock Church of Christ, and a garment factory worker for OshKosh.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Truman Roach, whom she wed Friday, January 30, 1953, brothers, Russell Key and J. T. Key, and sisters, Opal Webb, Nell Moore, Athlene Jones, Josie Bailey, and Doris Norris.
She is survived by her children, Deborah “Debbie” Roach, Kathy (and David) King, Dorothy Roach, all of Burkesville, Kentucky, her sister, Robbie Jones of Celina, Tennessee, her grandchildren, Luke (and Sarah) King, Chelsea (and Adam) Huber, several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
The funeral service was conducted on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home with Bro. Raymond Castillo officiating. A eulogy was shared by her grandson, Luke King. Burial was in the Roach and Short Cemetery in Cumberland County, Kentucky. Casket bearers were Luke King, Adam Huber, Hunter Easterling, Joe David Jones, Harvey Williams, Charles Moore, and Junior Smith. In lieu of flowers, contributions appreciated to the Roach and Short Cemetery, c/o Citizens Bank of Cumberland County, P.O. Box 810 Burkesville, Ky 42717 or Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive Somerset, Ky 42503.
Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, Kentucky was honored to be in charge of all the arrangements.
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