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Obituaries

Obituaries

Mary M. Rothberger 1914 - 2008 Lawrence

Funeral services for Mary M. Rothberger, 94, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.Mrs. Rothberger died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.She was born Feb. 28, 1914, in Linwood, the daughter of Maurice F. and Grace V. Martin Curtis. She attended school in Linwood and Lawrence.Mrs. Rothberger worked in the office of Independent Laundry, and later retired from Scotch Fabric Care. She was active in the auxiliary for the Fraternal Order of Eagles Mount Oread Aerie 309 in Lawrence, serving as a member of the Ritual team, and as past president of the auxiliary. She volunteered at the Lawrence Senior Center and was past secretary of the Autumn Club. She received a 20-year service pin from the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.She married Lemuel L. Rothberger on March 31, 1931, in Lawrence. They shared 72 years of marriage. He died Oct. 8, 2003.Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Hodges and husband Erv, Lawrence; two grandchildren, Mark Hodges and Cindy Fritzel; five great-grandchildren, Erin, Shannon, Patrick, Becca and Kylie; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Charlie, Jamie and Evan; and a great-great-granddaughter, Geneva.The family will meet friends from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday before services at the funeral home.The family suggests memorials to Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care or Heart of America Hospice, sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.