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Rose Rita Rodney
June 11, 1946 ~ October 30, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
Rose Rita Rodney, age 77, passed away on October 30, 2023. Rose was born June 11, 1946 in Hicksville, Ohio to Paul and Rita (Willitzer) Shininger. She was the oldest of seven children growing up on the family farm near Cecil, OH. Rose shared her gentle care and compassion with family, friends, and many people in her work as a Registered Nurse for over 40 years. She was an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and in the Van Wert community, and enjoyed volunteering her time to help others. She especially enjoyed helping at the church fish fries, working at the local thrift store, and ushering at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. Rose was also a member of the Red Hat Ladies which brought her much joy and many friendships. She loved playing games, especially word puzzles and Bunko. Rose was well traveled and met many people from around the world as a host for several exchange students. She loved children and was active in the lives of her many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and her great-great-niece and nephew.
Rose is survived by her siblings: Tony (Beth) Shininger and family of Sherwood, Ohio; Bill (Carolyn) Shininger and family of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Connie Adams and family of Hicksville, Ohio; Roxie (Bob) Timbrook and family of Hicksville, Ohio; and sister-in-law Barb (Dick) Shininger and family, Defiance, Ohio. Rose was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Rita Shininger; brother Dick Shininger; brother, Allen Shininger; and nephew, Dan Shininger.
Visitation services will be private. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, November 11th , 2023, at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 601 Jennings Rd, Van Wert, OH 4589. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Rose's name may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Arrangements were entrusted to Brickner Funeral Home, Van Wert, Ohio.