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Richard Alexander Rodie 1928 - 2016

NESS CITY — Richard Alexander Rodie, 88, passed away at Cedar Village Care Center, Ness City on April 21, 2016. He was born on Feb. 23, 1928, the son of Alex and Clara (Scherman) Rodie. He enjoyed farming and helping with the Future Farmers of America organization.
On Nov. 30, 1949, he married Virginia Lee Perkins. She preceded him in death on Aug. 14, 2014.
He is survived by special niece, Sue (Carroll) Bennett, Larned; sister-in-law, Ann Rodie; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and several other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepson, Stephen Rathbun; and brothers, Vernon Sr., Wayne, Robert, and Alexander “Junior.”
Cremation has taken place. Friends may sign the book at Fitzgerald Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27. Graveside service for Rich and Virginia Rodie will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Otis Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Ness City Future Farmers of America, or Ness City Lutheran Church.
Condolences may be left for the family at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Fitzgerald Funeral Home*
P.O. Box 96
Ness City, KS 67560
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 24, 2016