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JoAnn Rodeen, 75, of Yuba City, CA, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2014 at 5:29 pm at Rideout Hospital.

She was born on December 16, 1939 in Newport News, Virginia, to Joe Ward and Nannie L. Hadnot. She married Ralph E. Rodeen Jr., on November 26, 1960 at the age of 21.

JoAnn was a long time resident of Yuba City, where she lived for 42 years. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, Virginia and was a hard working colleague and proud farmer.

She loved to go camping, fishing, working in her garden, going to garage sales and shopping until she dropped. She also enjoyed making large family dinners, working on the farm and most of all spending time with her family, which included all of her adorable cats.

She is survived by her husband Ralph E. Rodeen, her two daughters; Christene M. Little of Brighton, Colorado and Tracy A. Walker of Lincoln, California, three granddaughters; Brooklyn K. Little (16), Sara M. Little (13), Hailey A.M. Walker (11), one grandson, Donte M. Walker (16), a sister Peggy Yale of Tennessee, brother, Benny Hadnot of Virginia and son in-law, Steven T. Little.

The visitation is from 4-7 pm Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Ullrey Memorial Chapel in Yuba City. The funeral service will follow the next day at 2:30 pm, December 31, 2014 also at Ullrey Memorial Chapel.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Dec. 30, 2014
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