Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Updated Obituary - Dorothy May Rodier

Dorothy May Rodier
Dorothy May Rodier, 79, Freeman, Missouri, peacefully passed away in her home on July 26, 2016 from pancreatic cancer at the age of 79. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Missouri with visitation from 9:30-11:00. Burial will follow in Freeman Cemetery.

Dorothy was born on November 26, 1936 the daughter of Guy and Sammie Lou (Smith) Lalicker of Freeman, Missouri. She attended school in Freeman and was a graduate of Freeman High School where she developed a love of playing and watching basketball.

Dorothy loved to travel in retirement to visit her children and meet their friends and remain involved with her children’s’ lives. She traveled to the contiguous 48 States, Mexico, Canada and France. She loved children and drove the school bus for Cass Midway for 40 years. Dorothy loved to play board games with the family and spent many holidays around the family dinner table usually winning at Yahtzee. She loved to cook and help the community through volunteering at the Freeman community center and the Freeman Homecoming festivities.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her brothers, Earl, Dwayne (George) and Vern Lalicker and a sister, Anna Lalicker Nafus. She is survived by her beloved husband, Joseph L. Rodier, whom she married on October 29, 1955; her children, Joseph Rodier, Jr. and wife, Joyce; Theresa Rodier, Angela Rodier, and Jennifer Bartusek; 3 grandchildren, JT Rodier, Justin Rodier and Jaren Rodier; and one brother, Edward Lalicker of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dorothy was loved by her family and the community and will be missed immensely.