Bill Merritt Funeral Service

6201 Northwest 39Th Expressway, Bethany, OK


Ellen Grace Roach

September 25, 1940August 16, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Ellen Grace Roach (Campbell) announces her passing, Friday, August 16, 2019 after a lengthy illness. Ellen was born September 25, 1940 in Odin, Illinois and grew up in Drumright, Oklahoma. She had a beautiful soprano voice which she shared in church for as long as she was able. She loved her family and friends and was a fabulous hostess and enjoyed having and preparing for gatherings in her home where she created many beautiful memories for the ones she loved. Ellen was very active in the Light India Ministries and she and Thurvon both served on the board for many years. She loved the Lord and her family with passion and shared her faith and wisdom joyfully with her family, friends and anyone she met who needed encouragement. Ellen will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 57 years, Thurvon and their children, Sharee (Joel) Furlong, Lori (Tony) Roach-Jones, and Joi (James) Almy, and will also be fondly remembered by her grandchildren, Audrey (Andy), Melinda (Jeff), Jessica (Colby), Kerri (Raymond), Robert (Jamiya), Victoria and Christopher, and great-grandchildren Danique, Miko, Manuel, Ida, Isaac, and Kolbi Lynne and her children in love Paul (Susan) Nair. Ellen was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Audrey Campbell, brother Don Campbell, and sister Edith Campbell. A funeral service in memory of Ellen will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 1pm at Guardian West Chapel 5820 NW 41st Street, Warr Acres with Rev. Mark Stapp officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot in Oilton, Oklahoma cemetery.


  • Kerri Terrazas
  • Christopher Savage
  • Andy Davis
  • Colby Gibson
  • Fred Savage
  • Robert Jones
  • Alvin Jones, Honorary
  • Raymond Terrazas, Honorary
  • James Almy, Honorary


  • Visitation Monday, August 19, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 20, 2019


Ellen Grace Roach

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Lori Roach-Jones

August 19, 2019

Mom has had health ailments off and on for several years.She ALWAYS had her Bible by her side, read it daily.Had a prayer list of people she prays for,and continued to pray for those on her list,and her entire family, no matter how sick and down she was.Strong woman of faith,and strength and loved the Lord. Her passing was sudden, and when the Lord called her name,she wind sprinted to Him.Momma also had a great sense of humor, and could have you laughing even if you didnt want to.Rest well in Jesus, after all Ive seen you endure, you deserve it.Job well done.

Robert Jones

August 18, 2019

Meme was the most amazing and graceful grandmother. I remember when i was a small child and she would take me to go feed catfish at a small aqua farm. Afterwards we would go find a garage sell. She always found the most amazing little treasures. I will always remember and cherish the memories we shared.

Susan Snelson

August 18, 2019

Ellen was a gracious, loving friend to so many and loved the Lord with her whole heart, My heart goes out to the family. I have many wonderful memories and know she is in the presence of God and out of pain.🙏🏻🙏🏻

Lisa Livingston-Brown

August 18, 2019

She was our neighbor when I was growing up. I remember her kindness, her forgiveness, and her fierce love of her girls, Joi and Lori.