Dear Scouts and Scouters. Please take note of the obituary regarding Mrs. Janet Roderick, Scoutmaster Jerry Roderick’s mother. Scouts are welcome but visitation and service will occur during school hours. The dinner after will begin at approximately 4PM at the church. I encourage our Scouts to attend the 4PM event to support the Roderick family. Please wear your best class A uniform if you are able to attend.
Bill Alsnauer, Chair
RODERICK Janet “Jan” Ruth Roderick (Detwiler), of Worthington, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2012.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband Philip T. Roderick, parents John and Fern Detwiler, and grandson Alexander Joseph Roderick, as well as her brother John R. Detwiler, sister Sarah Gross (Detwiler), and sister Ruby Hershberger (Detwiler).
She is survived by her daughter, Debra (Arne) Jacobsen; son, Gerald (Karen) Roderick; and son, Joseph (Betsy) Roderick; along with grandchildren, Erik (Joy) Jacobsen, Craig (Alayna) Jacobsen, Christopher and Sarah Roderick, Benjamin and Jordyn Roderick; great-grandchildren, Patrick and Luke Jacobsen; and newest great-granddaughter, Avery Jacobsen.
Janet was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grand mother. She tirelessly gave everything to her family and home – cooking, cleaning, and caring for them throughout her 76 years. In addition to family, her gardening and her dog Max brought great joy, which she said “kept her busy”. She loved to entertain family and friends in her home, spending hours in the kitchen and then insisting on cleaning up while everyone else relaxed. Outside the home, she enjoyed working for Worthington Schools for over 20 years, where she was known endearingly as “The Lunch Lady”. She always spoke fondly of the people she worked with and the thousands of kids she fed over the years. Our hearts are saddened by her sudden passing, but we are grateful now she is relaxing at last.
Calling hours will be held at Rutherford Funeral Home, 515 High Street, Worthington, Ohio on Thursday, Dec. 20 from 1-3 p.m., followed by a brief memorial service. A dinner is planned immediately following across the street at the Worthington Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Pilot Dogs Inc, 625 West Town Street Columbus, OH 43215.