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The Reverend John Phillips Roof, our rector for 43 years, passed away on March 17,
2013, at his home. He was born on September 11, 1937 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Harry
and Virginia (Phillips) Roof.

Fr. John was called to St. Augustine Episcopal Church in 1966, becoming our church's
fourth full-time priest. He led our church from a mission to full parish status in 1970.
After 43 years of baptisms, marriages, support, and the pastoral care of several
generations of parishioners, Fr. John retired on September 30, 2009.

Over the years, Fr. John served on numerous Diocesan committees, and was President
of the Waycross Board of Directors from 1995-1997. Fr. John was also the Chaplain to
the Indiana Women's Prison starting in 1970, and continued after his retirement. He
also served as President of the Board of Directors of Hendricks County Senior Services
starting in 1992.

Fr. John is survived by his wife Midge, son John (Stacie), daughter Margaret Elizabeth,
son Joshua (Amy), and five grandchildren, Kelsey, Payton, Jake, Megan, and David.


Fr. Johh Roof
  • St. Augie's lift groundbreaking, 2012
  • Fr. John receiving his retirement gift, with K. and Norma, 2007
  • visiting with a friend at his retirement party, 2007
  • with granddaughter Megan, 2007
  • Fr. John with Bishop Cate, 2007
  • with Gene Gigli, who received an Outreach Fund donation on behalf of Vietnam Veterans, 2007
  • Fr. John with DeAnna at our fire pit dedication, 2011
  • Fr. John at a christening, 1970
  • St. Augie's 25th anniversary, 1991
  • Fr. John giving the kids a ride in his golf cart, 2005
  • Allison and Joanne with a quilt made by Indiana Women's Prison inmates as a gift for Fr. John's family
Memorial contributions may be made to:
St. Augustine Wheelchair Lift Fund
P.O. Box 141
Danville, IN  46122
600 N. Washington Street    Danville, Indiana 46122    317-745-2741