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Jeannie Roark

Jeannie Roark, age 75, of Calhoun, passed away Monday morning April 13th at her residence following a brief illness. Jeannie was born August 8, 1939 in Imlay City, Michigan, daughter of the late John Bailie and Vernice Witt Bailie. She was a CPA and owner-proprietor of the Calhoun Bowling Center. Jeannie was herself an avid bowler and supporter of the arts. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, James Herman Roark of Calhoun, four daughters; Karlene Welty and her husband John of Calhoun, Noreen Queen and her husband Ron of Calhoun, Bobbie Everett and her husband Dwayne of Cleveland, Tn., and Andi Hooper and her husband Tim of Fall Branch, Tn.. One brother, Brian Bailie of Tampa, Fl., and eight grandchildren; Bailie Greeson, Matt Queen, Sarah Welty, Sam Welty, Hope Everett, Cris Everett, Abby Hooper, and Andrew Hooper also survives. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday April 16th at 2pm from the chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Rev. Brent Davis and Janie Aker officiating. Burial will follow in Chandler Cemetery. Pallbearers serving include; Cody Greeson, Matt Queen, Andrew Hooper, Cris Everett, David Locke, and Sam Welty. The family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon from 4 until 8pm at the funeral home. In addition to flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society thru the Relay For Life. You may send condolences to the family at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements for Jeannie Roark.


Jeannie, Thanks so much for your time and dedication to the sport of bowling. From all of us at Classic Products i hope that your family has the strength and support they need in this time of your passing. Your Friends at Classic Products Bill Matovina Sales Rep.

Bill Matovina May 15 2015 9:23 AM

Susiy Richmond lit a candle for Jeannie Roark

Susiy Richmond Apr 23 2015 3:05 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Karen and Tonya McDonald

Tonya McDonald Apr 20 2015 11:18 AM

James Everett lit a candle for Jeannie Roark

James Everett Apr 18 2015 1:01 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. From Saturday Strikers Grandmother.

Caymon & Marlee Apr 17 2015 6:36 AM

Bobbie and Family, Know that as long as you remember your mom she has not really gone. Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am in a thousand winds that blow, I am the softly falling snow. I am the gentle showers of rain, I am the fields of ripening grain. I am in the morning hush, I am in the graceful rush Of beautiful birds in circling flight, I am the starshine of the night. I am in the flowers that bloom, I am in a quiet room, I am the birds that sing, I am in each lovely thing. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there. I do not die. ~ Mary Frye of Baltimore, Maryland in 1932~ This is the most beautiful poem that I could find that expresses the joy of being free. Love to you all, The Arpke Family

Tonia Arpke Apr 17 2015 12:32 AM

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family during this difficult time. Tammy Carter

Tammy Carter Apr 16 2015 7:08 PM

Michael G. Mansfield lit a candle for Jeannie Roark

Michael G. Mansfield Apr 16 2015 2:33 PM

So sad to hear of Jeannie's passing. She helped me a lot and worked with me closely when I served as President and Secretary of Gordon County Bowling Association. More than that I always considered her a friend. I had a lot of wonderful conversations with she and Herman and enjoyed bowling with and against Jeannie at the bowling center. My observation was that she was always friendly and willing to help anybody with their bowling, the rules, or just about life. My thoughts and prayers are with Herman and the family as I know how close they all were.

Calvin Anderson Apr 15 2015 10:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Jeanie's family. She was an amazing lady and a friend to us all. RIP sweet lady.

Kerry McGhee Apr 15 2015 1:27 AM