Rhoda Roddan (1915)
RODDAN, HOWE, FINLEY, BRUBAKER
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The Perry Advertiser
March 24, 1915
Page 3, Column 4
RODDAN FUNERAL TODAY
Will be Held at the Home of the Deceased in Dexter.
The funeral of Mrs. James Roddan of Dexter, mother of O. F. Roddan and Mrs. W. B. Howe, of this city, whose death occurred at 6 o’clock Monday evening, will be held at the family home there at 2:30 this afternoon and the remains will be laid to rest in the Dexter cemetery.
The Perry relatives and many friends are in Dexter today to pay the last respects to this most estimable lady, and friends everywhere are voicing the feelings of the deepest sympathy for those who are left to sustain the bereavement.
The Perry Advertiser
March 28, 1915
Page 1, Column 2
LIFE STORY OF MRS. J. RODDAN
Mother of Perry Citizens Had Been Resident of Dallas County For Thirty-five Years.
Dexter Sentinel: Mrs. J. H. Roddan died Monday evening at her home in southeast Dexter after an illness of about ten days. She had been suffering from a cold which developed into pneumonia of which she died. Mrs. Roddan had lived to a ripe old age being past 77 years old. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed by her scores of friends and relatives.
Rhoda Ann Finley was born in Ohio, November 26th, 1837. She came with her parents to Louisa. She was married to James Homer Roddan at Columbus City, Iowa in 1856. They came to this community in the spring of 1880, residing here the rest of their days. Her husband preceded her two years ago last September. She is survived by two sons and two daughters and a number of grandchildren. Her children are O. F. Roddan of Perry and Hugh Roddan of Dexter, Mrs. W. B. Howe of Perry and Mrs. Geo. Brubaker of Atlantic. Her grandson, Donald Roddan has been with her since the death of his father some years ago and she loved him as an own son.
Eight years ago last June she and her husband were delightfully surprised on the occasion of their fiftieth wedding anniversary by their neighbors and children.
Mrs. Roddan was greatly loved by her neighbors, who speak of her in the terms of highest praise. She was a most loyal hearted mother. She gave her family, all whom were by her bedside during her last illness, full assurance that she was ready to go.
The funeral was conducted from the house by Rev. E. A. Moore, Wednesday afternoon at half past two o’clock, and interment in the Dexter cemetery.
Those from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Howe and children, Mr. and Mrs. O.F. Roddan, Mrs. Carrie Roddan and Richard and Mrs. Clarence Wiltze all of Perry; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Roddan, Jr. of Menlo; Mrs. M. F Paullin and Mrs. John Cline of Stuart.
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