Harold "Harry" Francis Roth, 71, Overland Park, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, from complications of pancreatic cancer.


He was a leading home builder in the Kansas City metropolitan area. He developed his construction skills and work ethic as a young man on the farm near his hometown of Victoria. Following graduation from Fort Hays State University, he relocated to Kansas City where he met his wife, Beverly of 43 years and founded his construction business.


Survivors include wife, Beverly Roth; a son, Justin Roth and wife, Stacy; a daughter, Laura Jennison and husband, Kallen; a brother, Terry Roth and wife, Laurie; a sister, Donna Gartin and husband, Spenser; two grandsons, Holden Roth and Jack Jennison; his close friends, colleagues, nieces, nephews and extended family.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil J. Roth and Hermina (Minnie) Roth; a brother, Cecil C. Roth; a niece, Sabrina and nephew, Sage Gartin.


Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Ascension, Overland Park. Masks and social distancing required. For those who cannot attend in person, the service is to be live-streamed at the church website; kcascension.org.; a private burial to follow immediately after in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Lenexa.


A socially distant visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. A rosary will be at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the church.


A larger celebration of life will take place at a later date due to COVID-19.


Memorials are suggested to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network; pancan.org.