Margaret Roach

Funeral services for Margaret H. Roach, 94, will be held Friday 10:30 a.m. at LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home. Private burial will follow.

Margaret, widow of Dr. L.M. (Poss) Roach, passed away at the age of 94 on February 26, 2013 following a brief illness. She lived in Frankfort for nearly 65 years. Raised in Oklahoma as the daughter of a physician and a school principal, she later graduated from Oklahoma A&M. She chose teaching as her profession and spent many, many years educating the young minds in the Frankfort City School system. She served on the Frankfort Board of Education, and was a life-long member of First Christian Church where she served as one of the first female elders. She was very passionate about education and started the first PEO chapter in Lexington.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Rebecca Prather. Margaret is survived by one son, Robert, of Santa Fe, NM; daughters Barbara Tincher (Gabe) of Lebanon, TN, Beverly Rice (Bill) of Lawrenceburg, KY, and Beth Sandidge (David) of Frankfort, KY; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Poss Roach Mission Fund at First Christian Church, 316 Ann Street, Frankfort, KY 40601, or a charity of your choice. Guestbook at ljtfuneralhome.com.

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  • Mrs. Roach was not only one of my favorite teachers at Second Street School, but one of my favorites during all my schooling. Many great memories of her class. As they say, "they don't make them like her anymore". I'm glad to see she lived such a long and prosperous life.

  • Hate to hear this about this wonderful lady. I had Ms. Roach in school and absolutely loved her class. She was firm but fair with all her students. She helped me realize how much education meant to me. Always helpful and would always give praise when deserved. Thank you Ms. Roach for all that you did for me.