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Pearl Agnes Reid Roediger

Pearl Agnes Reid Roediger died in her sleep at the age of 106 on October 20, 2013. Pearl was born on December 18, 1906 near White City, Kansas. She was one of seven children born to Robert and Lena Amthauer. She was baptized in the White City Methodist Church. She attended Stone Chapel Country School in Morris County, Kansas.

She married Harvey Edwin Roediger on September 10, 1924. They established their home on a farm five miles from Junction City, Kansas. They had two children, Lorena Joan Roediger and Norvan Wayne Roediger. Pearl was active in the School P.T.A. and Farm Bureau Women's Association.

In 1948, Pearl and Harvey moved their family into Junction City where she joined the First Methodist Church and became an active member in the Women's Circle. While living in Junction City, she became a Personal Property Assessor for Geary County, Kansas for fifteen years. In 1976, they moved to Solomon, Kansas, where they lived until Harvey's death on February 11, 1988. Pearl then moved to Shreveport, Louisiana, to live with her daughter, Lorena R. Kennedy. She became an active member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church. She moved to Arkadelphia, Arkansas on May 9, 2012, where she lived with her daughter Lorena Kennedy and grandson, Larry Kennedy and wife, Ro until her death.

Pearl was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Lena Reid; brothers, Arthur Reid and Joseph Reid; sisters, Elizabeth Reid Pierce, Nellie Reid Soderburg, Mary Reid Hartung and Ruby Reid Anderson; one great-grandchild; and one son-in-law, Craig Kennedy.

Survivors are her daughter, Lorena R. Kennedy of Arkadelphia, AR; her son, Norvan W. Roediger and wife, Barbara of Wellington, CO; nine grandchildren, Gary Kennedy and wife, Lydia, Judy Storer and husband, Craig, Larry Kennedy and wife, Ro, Richard Roediger and wife, Mona, Conrad Roediger, Melo Roediger and wife, Liz, Rosalie Roediger, Gloria Roediger and Patricia Roediger; thirty-three great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren.

There will be a visitation on Wednesday, October 23rd at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home in Arkadelphia, Arkansas from 5- 6 PM. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Friday, October 25th at St. Luke's United Methodist Church 6012 Youree Dr. in Shreveport, Louisiana. Memorials may be made to St. Luke's United Methodist Church 6012 Youree Dr. Shreveport, Louisiana 71105. Local arrangements are by Rose- Neath Funeral Home Marshall Street.

Published in Shreveport Times from Oct. 23 to Oct. 25, 2013
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