Roth, Marjorie

Margorie Roth was born Marija Strukel in Krasnja, Slovenia, and immigrated with her family to the United States as a small child in 1933.  The family eventually made its way to Springfield, Illinois, where Marjorie soon mastered English and adapted to life in American.  She began her career as a beautician in 1959, and married Arthur Roth, a military veteran, in 1974. She began playing a button box, a traditional Slovenian instrument, when she received one as a gift on her sixtieth birthday.