Obit: Roder, Vera (1910 - 2002)
Surnames: RODER SMITH NICHOLS LYONS HENNINGER
----Source: TRIBUNE-RECORD-GLEANER (Loyal, Clark Co., Wis.) 07/17/2002
Roder, Vera (10 Nov 1910 - 11 Jul 2002)
Vera M. Roder, 91, Loyal, died on Thursday, July 11, 2002, in Marshfield. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, at the Loyal United Methodist Church. The Rev. Wendell Williams officiated. Burial was in the Loyal Cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandchildren, Ron Roder, Sara Ackatz, Brock Roder, Lanette Roder, Lisa Anderson, Brandon Roder and Darla Fleischman.
Vera Mae Smith was born on Nov. 10, 1910, in Loyal, to Oliver J. and Fannie (nee Nichols) Smith. She was raised on the family farm and educated in Loyal. She graduated from Loyal High School in 1928. She then worked as a waitress at Bart’s Restaurant in Loyal. She married James D. Roder on Jan. 5, 1931, in St. Paul. They lived in Loyal, and she went to work for the Loyal School District as a cook in the mid-1950s, until her husband became ill in the mid-1960s. He died on Nov. 12, 1968. She then worked in the produce department of Roundy’s Grocery Store, Loyal, until she retired in the mid-1980s. She moved to Wells Nature View in Marshfield in December 2001. She was a member of the Loyal United Methodist Church and its United Methodist Women and was a sexton for Pine Grove Cemetery for many years. Her interests included quilting, plastic canvasing, making mittens for the church, gardening and flowers.
Survivors include three sons, Darrel (Linda) Roder, Marshfield, Orville (Nellie) Roder, Louisville, Ky., and Allan (Karla) Roder, McFarland; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Jim; two sisters, Dimple Lyons and Lottie Henninger; and four brothers, Archie Smith, Owen Smith, Floyd Smith and Lee Smith.
Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal, assisted the family with arrangements.
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